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Celiac Disease

Also called: Celiac Sprue, Gluten Enteropathy, Nontropical Sprue, Sprue

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Some experts recommend that antibody blood tests should be used to screen healthy persons with no signs or symptoms for celiac disease. In Italy...
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Celiac disease is suspected when individuals have signs or symptoms of malabsorption or malnutrition. Other diseases, however, can produce...
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The following diseases are associated with celiac disease: An estimated 10% of individuals with celiac disease also have dermatitis herpetiformis...
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The terms latent and silent celiac disease are used to refer to patients who have inherited the genes that predispose them to celiac disease but have...
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In the past, celiac disease was considered to be a disease primarily of infants and children. It is now clear that initial signs and symptoms of...
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The destruction of the inner lining of the small intestine in celiac disease is caused by an immunological (allergic) reaction to gluten in the diet...
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Depending on the degree of malabsorption, the signs and symptoms of celiac disease vary among individuals, ranging from no symptoms, few or mild...
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This is a disease resulting from the abnormal reaction by the body's immune system to gluten, a protein found in many grains, such as wheat, rye, and...
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According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, the disease affects one of 133 people, yet some statistics show as many as 97% of people are undiagnosed...
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Anyone with symptoms should talk to their doctor about getting a blood test -- and perhaps anyone with any of the secondary conditions such as the...
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Celiac disease (also known as celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy) is a digestive and autoimmune disorder that results in damage to the...
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Symptoms of celiac disease occur after eating foods containing gluten. These foods trigger an abnormal immune system response that damages the...
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Celiac disease is a problem some people have with foods that contain gluten. Gluten is a kind of protein found in foods like bread, crackers, and...
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Celiac disease is an immune system disorder in genetically predisposed people that results in damage to the lining of the small intestine when foods...
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Although the exact cause of celiac disease is not known, having certain genes increases your risk. You are more likely to have these genes and may...
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