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  Coeliac disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coeliac disease (also called celiac disease, non-tropical sprue, c(o)eliac sprue and gluten intolerance) is an autoimmune disorder.
Coeliac disease may lead to digestive problems, such as indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome, unexplained weight loss or other signs of nutritional deficiency due to malabsorption, and a wide range of other problems in different bodily systems, including the nervous system, the heart, and the teeth and bones.
In adults, the symptoms of coeliac disease may be mistaken for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or an inflammatory bowel syndrome such as Crohn's disease.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Celiac_disease   (3268 words)

 Celiac Disease
Systematic follow-up of patients with celiac disease and the malabsorption syndrome and secondary complications is needed.
Celiac disease was diagnosed in 6 (0.92%) of 653 patients with lymphoma.
Celiac disease is associated with an increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, especially of T-cell type and primarily localized in the gut.
www.thedoctorsdoctor.com /diseases/celiac_disease.htm   (7184 words)

 Celiac disease
Celiac disease is a digestive condition triggered by consumption of the protein gluten, which is found in bread, pasta, cookies, pizza crust and other foods containing wheat, barley or rye.
Celiac disease may also present itself in less obvious ways, including irritability or depression, stomach upset, joint pain, muscle cramps, skin rash, mouth sores, dental and bone disorders, and tingling in the legs and feet (neuropathy).
In people with celiac disease, their immune systems may be recognizing gluten as a foreign substance and producing elevated levels of antibodies to get rid of it.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00319.html   (2831 words)

 Facts about Celiac disease
Celiac disease is a genetic disorder affecting children and adults.
Celiac sufferers produce antibodies to attack the gluten, but the same antibodies also attack the intestine, causing damage and illness.
Celiacs are more likely to be afflicted with problems relating to malabsorption, including osteoporosis, tooth enamel defects, central and peripheral nervous system disease, pancreatic disease, internal hemorrhaging, organ disorders (gall bladder, liver, and spleen), and gynecological disorders.
www.umm.edu /celiac/celiac_facts.html   (333 words)

 CELIAC (Celiac/Coeliac Wheat/Gluten-Free List)
Celiac disease (CD) is used to reference the general requirement to avoid gluten in the diet.
Diseases that can be associated with celiac disease include lactose intolerance, dermatitis herpetiformis, insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), systemic lupus erythematosus, thyroid disease, and autoimmune disorders.
Sometimes, a viral illness appears to be that "trigger." Celiac disease causes the intestine's villi to become flattened and lose the ability to absorb nutrients.
www.enabling.org /ia/celiac   (2552 words)

 TSSCG - Celiac Disease information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Celiac Disease (CD) is a life-long autoimmune disorder of the intestinal tract, which may have its onset in childhood or adulthood.
(Celiac disease occurs with greater incidence in persons with other autoimmune disorders.) The disorder is characterized by sensitivity to the predominant wheat protein, gluten (or more specifically, the gliadin portion of the molecule).
The ability to develop an autoimmune disease is determined by a dominant genetic trait that is very common and may present in families as different autoimmune diseases within the same family.
www.tccsg.com /celiacdisease.htm   (1080 words)

 Gluten & Disease
In celiac disease the gastrointestinal tract is the primary target organ; however systemic disease is an important consequence of cereal grain ingestion in many patients.
Proteins in the cereal grains, wheat, rye and barley are responsible for the disease.
Splenic atrophy occurs frequently in patients with celiac disease and is related to the severity of the disease and degree of dietary control.
www.nutramed.com /celiac   (1056 words)

 Celiac Disease
The finding confirms the high prevalence of organ-specific autoantibodies in patients with celiac disease, and supports the theory that these antibodies are gluten-dependent, Dr. Alessandro Ventura, of the Universita di Trieste, Italy, and colleagues say in the August issue of the
The investigators tested 90 children with celiac disease for serum antibodies to islet cells, glutamic acid decarboxylase, insulin, and thyroperoxidase.
The serum prolactin levels in healthy controls and in coeliac patients on the diet were within normal limits, whereas in children with coeliac disease taking gluten in their meals, a significant hyperprolactinaemia was found.
www.ithyroid.com /celiac_disease1.htm   (769 words)

 Celiac Disease
A person with celiac disease may feel tired, and he or she could be irritable.
Celiac disease is treated by not eating gluten.
For someone with celiac disease, gluten will always irritate their intestines and, if this happens, the diarrhea, stomachaches, and other problems will return.
kidshealth.org /kid/health_problems/stomach/celiac.html   (1225 words)

 Target: Celiac Disease: Science News Online, June 21, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Although celiac disease was considered rare in the United States a decade ago, recent tallies indicate that it may affect as many as 1 in 150 people, or 2 million in all.
Since celiac disease is a lifelong condition, any drug that can help people manage it could offer the company that provides it a steady stream of revenue, says Griffin.
The gluten response in children with celiac disease is directed toward multiple gliadin and glutenin peptides.
www.sciencenews.org /20030621/bob9.asp   (2517 words)

 Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
By Carol E. Semrad, M. Celiac disease, also referred to as celiac sprue, is an inflammatory condition of the small intestine precipitated by the ingestion of wheat in individuals with certain genetic makeups.
Recently, with the discovery of antibodies which are specific for celiac disease, screening of families of celiacs and select populations have identified a growing number of asymptomatic individuals who have circulating antibodies and changes on intestinal biopsies characteristic of celiac disease.
Antibody testing is important in screening individuals who are at risk for having celiac disease but have no symptomatology, in individuals with atypical symptoms or extraintestinal manifestations of celiac disease, and in individuals with presumed celiac disease who fail to respond to a gluten-free diet.
cpmcnet.columbia.edu /dept/gi/celiac.html   (1830 words)

 THE MERCK MANUAL, Sec. 3, Ch. 30, Malabsorption Syndromes
Celiac disease may cause short stature, infertility, or recurrent aphthous stomatitis or be associated with dermatitis herpetiformis, sometimes without diarrhea.
Celiac disease is strongly suspected in a pale, querulous child, with wasting of the buttocks and a potbelly, who has an adequate diet (thus ruling out protein-calorie malnutrition or kwashiorkor).
Also, an adult patient may not recollect childhood disease, although GI disease may have led to smaller stature compared with siblings and mild bowing deformities of the long bones.
www.merck.com /pubs/mmanual/section3/chapter30/30c.htm   (779 words)

 Celiac Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Celiac disease is also known as celiac sprue, nontropical sprue, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy.
In fact, sometimes celiac disease is confused with irritable bowel syndrome, iron-deficiency anemia caused by menstrual blood loss, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, intestinal infections, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
People with celiac disease have to be extremely careful about what they buy for lunch at school or work, what they purchase at the grocery store, what they eat at restaurants or parties, or what they grab for a snack.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/celiac   (3246 words)

 Celiac Disease
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease, one of several conditions characterized by an inappropriate immune response to dietary proteins (gluten and gliadin) found in wheat, rye, and barley.
Celiac disease is found throughout the world but is most prevalent in those of European descent.
Celiac disease is also associated with other autoimmune disorders, such as type I diabetes, and autoimmune thyroid disease.
www.labtestsonline.org /understanding/conditions/celiac.html   (470 words)

 Information on Celiac disease (symptoms, diagnosis, treatment) produced by medical doctors specializing in ...
Celiac disease is a disease of the small intestine.
In celiac disease, there is an immunological (allergic) reaction within the inner lining of the small intestine to proteins (gluten) that are present in wheat, rye, barley and, to a lesser extent, in oats.
Celiac disease is common in European countries, particularly in Ireland, Italy, Sweden, and Austria.
www.medicinenet.com /celiac_disease/article.htm   (590 words)

 Introduction to Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, and Wheat Allergy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Celiac disease, also called celiac sprue, and officially known as "gluten intolerant enteropathy" is a genetic autoimmune disorder.
Celiac disease is known as "The Great Mimic" because patients who ultimately end up diagnosed with the disease come to the doctor's office with such a wide variety of symptoms that it can be very hard to diagnose.
Celiacs who are not following a gluten-free diet will, first of all, suffer from damage to the lining of their small intestines (specifically, to the "villi" -- the little hair-like growth that helps process food in the small intestine).
www.nowheat.com /grfx/nowheat/primer/intro.htm   (1105 words)

 celiac disease
Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.
Celiac disease is a genetic disease, meaning that it runs in families.
People with celiac disease have to be extremely careful about what they buy for lunch at school or work, eat at cocktail parties, or grab from the refrigerator for a midnight snack.
www.seekwellness.com /nutrition/celiac_disease.htm   (2514 words)

 Celiac Disease -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Celiac disease is a disorder that causes problems in your intestines when you eat gluten, which is in wheat, rye, barley and oats.
An infant with celiac disease may have abdominal pain and diarrhea (even bloody diarrhea), and may fail to grow and gain weight.
Adults who begin to be ill with celiac disease might have a general feeling of poor health, with fatigue, irritability and depression, even if they have few intestinal problems.
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 Celiac Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
After a LOT of health issues, my son Dirk was (finally) diagnosed with Celiac Disease, which is an intolerance to wheat and gluten.
There is currently no cure for Celiac Disease, and you "treat" it by watching your diet very closely and avoiding ANY contact with wheat and gluten, which unfortunately are in a surprising number of foods/drinks.
Unfortunately, Celiac Disease is a rather common malady, although there is a growing awareness how truly common it is. So the best thing we can do is continue to get the word out, so those afflicted can know what they have...
www.komar.org /faq/celiac_disease   (396 words)

 Celiac Disease
People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, and barley.
Celiac disease could be underdiagnosed in the United States for a number of reasons:
DH is related to celiac disease because both are autoimmune disorders caused by gluten intolerance, but they are separate diseases.
aaaaq.com /digestive_diseases/celiac_disease   (2654 words)

 Celiac Disease
People with celiac disease are therefore at risk of malnutrition and can develop anemia (a decreased number of red blood cells due to lack of iron) or osteoporosis (brittle bones from lack of calcium).
In addition, people who have celiac disease may be prone to developing other diseases, such as thyroid disease, type 1 diabetes, lupus, and certain types of cancer.
Sometimes a person who has celiac disease may not show any symptoms until he or she goes through an emotionally or physically stressful event, such as going away to college, illness, or an injury or pregnancy.
kidshealth.org /teen/diseases_conditions/digestive/celiac.html   (2026 words)

 NFL Pro Bowl Quarterback Rich Gannon Launches National Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign
“Celiac disease may be one of the most common genetically based disorders,” says Alessio Fasano, M.D., co-director of the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research.
Celiac disease can be treated by avoiding all foods with gluten.
Celiac sufferers produce the antibodies to attack the gluten, but the same antibodies also attack the intestine and cause damage.
www.umm.edu /news/releases/celiac2.html   (703 words)

 Celiac Disease - DrGreene.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Celiac disease is a food sensitivity to gluten, which is protein found primarily in wheat, rye, and barley.
Celiac disease does not begin until gluten is introduced in the diet.
Joining a support group for celiac disease is important, both for the support and for education about the disease and about hidden sources of gluten.
www.drgreene.com /21_1043.html   (631 words)

 HON Allergy Glossary Celiac Disease
Celiac disease or Celiac Sprue is a malabsorption disorder characterized by a permanent gluten -sensitive enteropathy resulting in malabsorption, failure to thrive and other gastrointestinal manifestations.
Celiac Sprue is an inherited cell-mediated hypersensitivity involving a tissue-bound immune cell, often delayed, reaction to a food allergen such as wheat, rye, oats, or barley.
The onset of the disease has no age restriction but there are many hypotheses related to possible causative factors.
www.hon.ch /Library/Theme/Allergy/Glossary/celiac_disease.html   (144 words)

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