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Bright red dots on skin from trace amounts of gluten?

My daughter has been getting bright red dots on her skin the past 3 years. She got the fist one right after being diagnosed with a different autoimmune disorder. She has been on a strict gf diet for 2 years yet continues to get them. Eating gf helped put the nephrotic syndrome in full remission.
Is this a side effect of accidentally eating trace amounts of gluten? Or lacking vitamins?? I can't find any help on the web. Sounds like petechia, except they have not gone away. Anyone experience this?! Help!!
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replied March 7th, 2018
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Since complete medical details are not available, it is very difficult to comment. However, it is apparent your daughter has nephritic syndrome, an autoimmune disorder and maybe even gluten intolerance. However, petechiae, which are pinpoint-sized red dots under the surface of the skin, can be due to autoimmune disorder, especially since it is persisting. It can also be due to Vit B12 or Vit K deficiency. If it has not disappeared, it is unlikely to be due to gluten.

What is important is that you should show her to her healthcare provider for further guidance. This reply to your query is just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit and treatment by a doctor who can examine you. Hope this helped you in making an informed decision about your health. Take care!



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