There are many scary manifestations of celiac disease / gluten intolerance that I’m thankful not to have personal experience with. Gluten ataxia, for example, is something I can only read about during the day, with the lights on, when I’m not alone.
Another is non-responsive celiac disease, also called refractory celiac disease. These are cases of celiac disease in which the symptoms do not disappear despite the adoption of a gluten-free diet. To think of cutting out all those foods, training oneself to ask all those questions — and then not feeling any better! I can only begin to imagine how incredibly frustrating it must be.
Interestingly and (I think) hopefully, a new study indicates that non-responsive celiac disease may be far less common than we previously believed.
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