Interesting... both of my pinkie fingers are short.
"Braly's Sign was first described in 1953 by an English Gastroenterologist, Dr James Braly. The majority of Celiac patients have a short 5th finger and this is Braly's Sign. (J Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2000; volume 31 (Suppl.3):S29. NEJM, August 18, 1999). In short (pardon the pun), the tip of the 5th finger (pinkie finger) is shorter than the crease of the last joint of the 4th finger (ring finger)."
Looking at the backs of my hands with all my fingers together, both of my pinkies are shorter than my ring finger's last joint. Wow. Never heard of this. I am not formally diagnosed. A naturalpathic doctor told me I am intolerant based on my symptoms and cravings level.
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I had to look it up too. I have it. My blood tests came back negative. My daughter is celiac, had both blood test and biopsy. My brother has what the dermatologist believes is DH. His blood test was "inconclusive". My doctor says I should follow the gluten free diet to avoid damage. She diagnosed me as being gluten intolerant.
Yes, I do have a short left pinkie. I have been diagnosed as only gluten sensitive/intolerant but extremely so; but I found it not a doctor. It was only after my journals were reviewed by a doctor the formal description set in.
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wow! interresting! I've never even heard of that!! my right is right pinky hits right on the crease o the ring finger.... left hits just a tad below.
and I'd never heard that gluten intolerance/ celiac can be related to Parkinsons... would love to learn more about that one...
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I don't have it. Both my pinkies extend above the crease of my ring fingers.
I haven't been diagnosed Celiac, but have 'gluten sensitivity'. Course the test was done after I had been off gluten for a number of weeks and then back on for 10 days. So, I'm not all together sure how accurate my testing was. All I know for sure is that when I am eating gluten it significantly worsens my MS; and when I stay off gluten my MS symptoms gradually (mostly) disappear.
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