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What other conditions are confused with celiac disease?

Patients with gastrointestinal intestinal symptoms are frequently diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) prior to the diagnosis of celiac disease being confirmed. Other inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis should be considered as well.

Celiac disease can be confused with other conditions that have similar symptoms and complications. Celiac disease is often confused with chronic fatigue syndrome, anemia, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, dermatological conditions, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, common intestinal tract infections, and anxiety. However, thanks to very pinpointed blood tests and intestinal biopsies, if your doctor suspects celiac disease, there are now very common tests to confirm the diagnosis.

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