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Oct/Nov 2010 Issue
Celiac: Diagnosis Delay
Overlooked IgA deficiency means doctors can miss the mark
When Jennifer Hudner was diagnosed with celiac disease, it was long overduemore than 30 years overdue. While delayed diagnosis is not uncommon with celiac disease (the average time for diagnosis is 11 years from symptom onset), a 30-plus year delay is staggering. Hudner, a clinical social worker with elementary-aged children in West Hartford, Connecticut, suffered from gastrointestinal problems since high school. Over the years she sought help from countless doctors and was diagnosed with numerous conditions, including functional colitis and a nervous stomach.
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