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What do you recommend for patients with seronegative celiac disease? Do you repeat the scope to ensure that someone is truly gluten free?

For the rare celiac with negative antibodies there is no test other than repeating the biopsy to ascertain full recovery. However, you can assess remission if everything is perfectly fine clinically. In other words, if the symptoms that were present prior to a gluten-free diet have not returned, you may be able to assume the disease continues to be in remission. December, 2012