Celiac Disease | Medscape

12:04 EDT 5 Jul 2019 | Medscape

Celiac disease (also known as celiac sprue and gluten-sensitive enteropathy) is a prevalent food hypersensitivity disorder of the small intestine caused by an inflammatory response to wheat gluten and similar proteins of barley and rye. The condition can manifest with a previously unsuspected range of clinical presentations.

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Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but ...

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