sábado, 30 de junio de 2012

Celiac Disease: MedlinePlus [NEW TOPIC PAGE]

Celiac Disease: MedlinePlus

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Celiac Disease

Also called: Celiac sprue, Gluten-sensitive enteropathy, Nontropical sprue 
If you have celiac disease and eat foods with gluten, your immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye and barley. It is found mainly in foods but may also be in other products like medicines, vitamins and even the glue on stamps and envelopes.
Celiac disease affects each person differently. Symptoms may occur in the digestive system, or in other parts of the body. One person might have diarrhea and abdominal pain, while another person may be irritable or depressed. Irritability is one of the most common symptoms in children. Some people have no symptoms.
Celiac disease is genetic. Blood tests can help your doctor diagnose the disease. Your doctor may also need to examine a small piece of tissue from your small intestine. Treatment is a diet free of gluten.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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06/25/2012 08:00 PM EDT

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