coeliac disease

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coeliac disease

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(Pathology) a chronic intestinal disorder caused by sensitivity to the protein gliadin contained in the gluten of cereals, characterized by distention of the abdomen and frothy and pale foul-smelling stools
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Branski D, troncone R, Gluten sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) Kleigman RM, Stanton BF, St Geme JW, Schor NF, Behram RE: Nelson Textbook of Paedriatrics, 19th ed.
In the remaining 87% gluten sensitive enteropathy (GSE) was diagnosed after small bowel biopsy.
Celiac disease, also known as gluten sensitive enteropathy, is a genetic condition wherein not only does the body not produce the enzymes necessary to break down gluten, it also recognizes it as a pathogen.