What is celiac disease?

  • (noun): A disorder in children and adults; inability to tolerate wheat protein (gluten); symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation; often accompanied by lactose intolerance.

Some articles on disease, celiac disease:

Selective Immunoglobulin A Deficiency - Prognosis
... there is an association with autoimmune disease ... Of note, selective IgA deficiency can complicate the diagnosis of one such condition, celiac disease, as the deficiency masks the high levels of certain IgA ... Selective IgA deficiency occurs in 1 of 39 to 57 patients with celiac disease ...
Gluten Sensitivity - Gluten Sources - The Oat Controversy
... in gluten sensitive individuals and those with celiac disease ... For people with celiac disease, it may be best to simply avoid eating oats, but for those with very mild gluten-sensitivities, some are able to get by with eating them ... eat for those with sensitivities and those with celiac disease ...
HLA-DQB1 - Disease Association - Celiac Disease
... and *0302 encode genes that mediate the autoimmune coeliac disease ... Homozygotes of DQB1*0201 have a higher risk of developing the celiac disease, relative to any other genetic locus ...
Gluten-free Diet
... A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease, the related condition dermatitis herpetiformis, and wheat allergy ... on whether oats are an allergen to celiac disease sufferers or whether they become cross-contaminated in milling facilities by other allergens ... at which gluten is harmless for people with celiac disease is uncertain and controversial ...

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