After just leaving the Celiac Sprue community I wanted to put out there that because IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion any patient with unexplained weight loss (or inability to gain weight), diarrhea, excessive flatulance, iron deficiency anemia make sure Celiac Sprue (among other GI things) be ruled out before accepting a diagnosis of IBS. This can be done easily with blood tests. It is common enough that it needs to be considered. Thoughts?
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