Top 20 Diagnoses Before a Diagnosis of Celiac Disease

1.  Anemia
2.  IBS
3.  Psychological stress, nerves, imagination
4.  Diarrhea
5.  IBD
6.  Diabetes
7.  Spastic Colon
8.  Ulcers
9.  Virus (Viral Gastroenteritis)
10. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
11. Weight-loss
12. Allergies
13. Amoeba, Parasites, Infection
14. Gallbladder Disease
15. Thyroid Disease
16. Cancer, Lymphoma, Digestive
17. Colitis
18. Cystic Fibrosis
19. Lactose Intolerance
20. Reflux

Data from an on-going Celiac Disease Foundation study of 600 Biopsy-proven
celiacs. From their Fall 1996 Newsletter. CDF is at: http://www.celiac.org/