Finally, I've had my biopsy results back. I do not have coeliac disease, but have been advised to stay on the gluten free diet anyway. I am lucky that there was a recent article in the BMJ recognising gluten sensitivity as a separate entity, which I guess is what I have!
I came across this article yesterday, which outlines some of the difference between the immune response in coealic disease and in gluten sensitivity. Both appear to involve an immune response, but in quite different ways. And perhaps encouragingly from my point of view, gluten sensitivity is not associated with increased intestinal permeability.
The article was published a couple of years ago, but I had not come across it before. I thought it was interesting and wanted to share.