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What is the prevalence for others in my family to have celiac disease since I’ve been diagnosed with it?

Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disease. The prevalence of celiac disease in 1st-degree relatives (children, parents, siblings) has been reported by numerous studies around the world to be significantly higher than in the general population, hence the need to …


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What common nutrient deficiencies might an adult experience prior to diagnosis?

Iron, calcium and Vitamin D are the most common deficiencies, but some present with deficiencies in B12, copper, folate, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin and/or zinc. Nutrient deficiencies associated with celiac disease are due to intestinal damage caused by protein in wheat, …


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How much exposure to gluten does it take for DGP to become elevated and how long before it will return to normal?

There is no general rule that applies to all, but we learn from each patient. That said, typically DGP are more sensitive to gluten than tTG, so they become elevated before tTG and disappear sooner than tTG once on a …


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