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This is not coeliakia. Please help someone!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 12, 2008
  • 08:50 AM

Please help my brother! His illness began about a year ago. He began to lose weight and hair. It was obvious that he has inflammation somewhere in his body. We thought it was cause by his tonsils, they were seriously infected (doctor said, they had "tonsil-stones" in them.) After his tonsilectomy his condition hadn't became better. Then we thought maybe he has gluten sensitivity (my mother read about it and she saw every symptoms on my brother). Then we began give him a gluten-free diet. But it does not work. Since then he has a gluten-free diet for more than two months now, and he is losing weight and hair (all over his body). He has arthritis now, his skin has eczemic stains, and his joints do not bend too much, or just painfully. He gets tired easily, and on his feet the skin is tensed, red and shiny, feels warm when touched. We made some examinations: his intestinal absorbing surface has decreased (that explains losing weight), haemoglobin and iron in his blood is a bit lower than average (it comes from less absorbation I think). Number of lymphocytes in his blood are decreased, number of eosinophyle granulocytes and monocytes increased. Please help where to begin searching what his diagnosis may be! I don't know how much time he has before it becomes irreversible :(

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