Could An IgE Mediated Allergy To Wheat Mask A Gluten Intolerance?

December 30, 2010 · Filed Under Allergies · 2 Comments 

An allergist generally tests for IgE mediated allergic reactions and may suggest an elimination diet to identify other foods that your body is reacting to. However, in my experience, allergists don’t test for IgA and/or IgG mediated reactions to foods. This is a problem because gluten intolerance is IgA and IgG mediated. With this in mind, people could get diagnosed with a wheat allergy and this could mask an undiagnosed gluten intolerance.

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