It depends on what the pathologist describes. Villous atrophy is important and well defined, but if in addition the pathologist for instance describes intense neutrophilic infiltration, this would point toward something like Crohn’s, or with eosinophils, this could be eosinophilic enteritis, and so on. In a few words: villous atrophy is only part of the… Read more »(Updated .)
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What triggers celiac disease?
Doctors acknowledge anecdotally that trauma and other stresses (e.g., illness, pregnancy) can trigger celiac disease, but there is no specific epidemiological research data to support a definitive conclusion.(Updated .)
What do people with celiac disease die of to increase the mortality rate?
Increased mortality rates in those with celiac disease are due to an increase especially, but not exclusively, in intestinal lymphomas. Also, other gastrointestinal cancers seem to be more frequent and contribute to an increased in the death rate for those with celiac disease. Fortunately, many see their increased rate of cancer decrease to that of… Read more »(Updated .)
How often is celiac disease diagnosed post-mortem?
Unfortunately, autopsies rarely check for the presence of celiac disease, so we cannot draw a statistically significant conclusion.(Updated .)
Is it true that the gene(s) for celiac disease can be passed in donated bone marrow to someone without the disease?
While there have been two case reports, it remains doubtful whether a bone marrow transplant from a person with celiac disease to a person who does not have it can led to the development of the disease, as in both cases the recipients already had the predisposing genes.(Updated .)
Is the prevalence of celiac disease increasing or decreasing?
The most recent studies in the United States continue to show that roughly 1% of the population has celiac disease. The prevalence has likely increased constantly over the previous decades, but probably not further rising in the last few years. In Northern Europe the prevalence has increased to approximately 2% of the population.(Updated .)
Is there a connection between post-WWII babies not being nursed but instead drinking formula and cereal at one month old that may be causing more of them to have celiac disease?
Introducing gluten prior to four months of age may indeed increase the risk of developing celiac disease in genetically predisposed babies. However, formula or breast feeding appear to have no influence.(Updated .)
Can dogs get celiac disease?
Dogs can’t get celiac disease.(Updated .)
Can Accutane trigger celiac disease?
Although there is no clinical data yet to prove that Accutane (or any forms of retinoic acid), which treats severe acne, can trigger celiac disease, it is true that retinoic acid in animal systems–in the context of a mipre-existing even minimal intestinal inflammation–may amplify an inflammatory response. If we put this in context of celiac disease, then… Read more »(Updated .)
What are some of the symptoms of celiac disease?
Recurring abdominal bloating/pain Chronic diarrhea/constipation Vomiting Liver and biliary tract disorders (transaminitis, fatty liver, primary sclerosing cholangitis, etc.) Weight loss Pale, foul-smelling stool Iron-deﬁciency anemia that does not respond to iron therapy Fatigue Failure to thrive or short stature Delayed puberty Pain in the joints Tingling numbness in the legs Pale sores inside the mouth… Read more »(Updated .)