“I told you…” Dr. Rutledge

Gluten causes gastrointestinal symptoms in subjects without celiac disease: !!!Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comGluten causes gastrointestinal symptoms in subjects without celiac disease: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial. Am J Gastroenterol.  2011; 106(3):508-14; quiz 515 (ISSN: 1572-0241)Biesiekierski JR; Newnham ED; Irving PM; Barrett JS; Haines M; Doecke JD; Shepherd SJ; Muir JG; Gibson PRMonash University Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology, Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia.OBJECTIVES: Despite … Continue reading “I told you…” Dr. Rutledge

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Celiac Disease By Todd Cutler

Amplify’d from http://www.clinicalcorrelations.orgCeliac disease is a unique autoimmune syndrome in that the environmental antigen, gliadin, has been identified and treatment involves avoidance of that precipitant. Gliadin is a digested fragment of gluten, a storage protein present in wheat, barley and rye.[4] In susceptible patients, the enzyme tissue transglutaminase (TTG) induces deamidation of gliadin peptides, initiating … Continue reading Celiac Disease By Todd Cutler

Blood Tests for Celiac Disease

tTG-IgA or tissue transglutaminase-IgA AGA-IgG or Antigliadin IgG AGA-IgA or Antigliadin IGA Total IGAAmplify’d from medschool.umaryland.eduWhat are the recommended blood tests to diagnose CD? There is a particular series of blood tests called the ‘Celiac Panel”. These tests measure your immune system’s response to gluten in the food you eat. tTG-IgA or tissue transglutaminase-IgA AGA-IgG … Continue reading Blood Tests for Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease may be misdiagnosed as IBS

Celiac Disease may be misdiagnosed as Irritable Bowel SyndromeAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govEur J Intern Med. 2010 Oct;21(5):389-92. Epub 2010 Jul 14.The prevalence of celiac disease in patients fulfilling Rome III criteria for irritable bowel syndrome.Korkut E, Bektas M, Oztas E, Kurt M, Cetinkaya H, Ozden A.Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.AbstractBACKGROUND AND AIMS: … Continue reading Celiac Disease may be misdiagnosed as IBS

Gluten-free diet produced rapid in celiac disease-antibodies

Gluten-free diet treatment produced rapid and significant qualitative and quantitative changes in celiac disease-related antibodiesAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govDig Liver Dis. 2010 May;42(5):352-8. Epub 2009 Aug 12.Dynamics of celiac disease-specific serology after initiation of a gluten-free diet and use in the assessment of compliance with treatment.Sugai E, Nachman F, Váquez H, González A, Andrenacci P, Czech A, … Continue reading Gluten-free diet produced rapid in celiac disease-antibodies

Celiac Patients Need to Stay on Gluten Free Diet

Celiac Patients Need to Stay on Gluten Free DietAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govDig Liver Dis. 2010 Oct;42(10):685-91. Epub 2010 Apr 15.Long-term deterioration of quality of life in adult patients with celiac disease is associated with treatment noncompliance.Nachman F, del Campo MP, González A, Corzo L, Vázquez H, Sfoggia C, Smecuol E, Sánchez MI, Niveloni S, Sugai E, … Continue reading Celiac Patients Need to Stay on Gluten Free Diet

Beware of Adult Onset Celiac Disease

Symptoms: fatigue (82%), abdominal pain (77%), bloating or gas (73%), and anemia (63%). Initial physician diagnoses were often irritable bowel syndrome (37%), psychological disorders (29%), and fibromyalgia (9%).Amplify’d from http://www.springerlink.com Digestive Diseases and Sciences Volume 48, Number 4, 761-764, DOI: 10.1023/A:1022897028030 Presentations of Adult Celiac Disease in a Nationwide Patient Support Group Robert D. Zipser, … Continue reading Beware of Adult Onset Celiac Disease