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Celiac Disease

  • By: Charitha Gowda
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Celiac disease, also called gluten-induced enteropathy or nontropical sprue, is a disorder of impaired nutrient absorption in which intolerance to the protein gluten causes damage to the small intestine, leading to malnutrition and growth failure. Antibodies against gluten, a ...

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