Today's topic is about how infectious diseases in children can cause temporary false positives on the TTG IGA and EMA IGA. Because of this the emphasis on proper testing and making sure a complete diagnostic work up is really important, especially for children.
Talking about Cour Pharmaceuticals Phase 1 trial of TIMP-GLIA
I've seen too many posts recently about questionable diagnosis - where blood tests and biopsies don't agree, latent celiac, mild and severe celiac, genetic tests say I could have celiac so I must have it, and my favorite - I feel better on a gluten free diet so I must be Celiac. Ugh. I hate … Continue reading Get Tested, Believe the results
Is cancer something a celiac needs to worry about?
shhhh....Gluten free diet doesn't help healthy people
Yesterday, I talked about a case study where a guy with celiac disease taking tofacitinib for a different reason while consuming gluten showed complete clinical remission. Today we are going to talk about why this not be quite as promising as one hoped but may still need to be investigated.
According to the case study published today, a man with celiac disease, alopecia, and rheumatoid arthritis was prescribed off label Tofacitinib to control the alopecia. He had always been less than strict on his gluten free diet and after starting the Tofacitinib returned to a gluten containing diet. Routine follow up for his celiac disease detected no mucosal damage in the small intestine. Wow! I've got some questions here.....
Be careful out there - many people will try to take your money and tell you what you want to hear.
Stem cells can cure Refractory Celiac Type 2 - but that is celiac you don't want!
I have a gluten free diet that isn't ideal, but effective to help with my celiac. So, the drug companies have to make a good argument to me that their drug will help alleviate symptoms and prevent damage to my intestines in order for me to spend my hard earned money on their solution. This begs the question - can someone prove to me that their drug works without a gluten challenge?