Keyword: allergy

If I understand correctly, there isn’t a gluten allergy because celiac is an autoimmune response, while gluten intolerance is a gastrointestinal response. For someone to have a gluten allergy they would have to be allergic to the proteins of glutenin and gliadin and have an allergic response. Is it even possible to have a true allergy to glutenin and gliadin? Obviously I am not an expert but from my research there isn’t a gluten allergy, it is a misused/inaccurate phrase that is used to describe gluten intolerance and non celiac gluten sensitivity.

When we say “wheat allergy” it is clear that there is an allergic response to the ingestion of wheat; and because it is only protein that causes an allergic reaction, one can assume “wheat allergy” is indeed a reaction to the protein content of wheat, hence most likely either glutenins or gliadins (although wheta also… Read more »

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Is there any connection between mesenteric lymphadenitis and celiac disease?

Mesenteric lymphadenitis. This condition is not seen more frequently in celiac patients than in the general population. If the condition were to occur as a result of celiac disease, the association should not persist once the gluten-free diet has been established for years. However, sometimes enlargement of lymphoid tissue in the terminal ileum can be… Read more »

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