HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0202
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0602
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1 (Subtype 2,6)
Fecal antibody levels were normal.
Blood antibodies were normal.
Duodenal biopsies were normal.
I have a rash on my hips that I think may be Dermatitis Herpeformis, but it's not textbook. It's bilateral, and extremely itchy, and will itch a couple of days before the lesion shows up (if it ever does), and when it does show up, it looks like a flake of dry skin there (if I haven't scratched it off first). Most of the time it just likes a purple spot of excema. When it first started happening a couple of years ago, I thought I was getting shingles.
I've never been tested, but I think I may be IgA deficient. I don't know what makes me think that though, other than I have no explanation for why all my antibody tests come back normal. I don't get sick easily — as a matter of fact, if a tummy bug is going around, it won't hit me as hard as it hits the rest of the family. An IgG test for wheat came back really high about a year ago, but it wasn't gluten specific. I am also IgE allergic to wheat — class 2.
Here's the rest of my Enterolab results:
Fecal Antigliadin IgA 6 (Normal Range <10 Units)
Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 6 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 287 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)
Fecal anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA antibody 6 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)