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celiac disease

n.
A chronic gastrointestinal disease characterized by sensitivity to gluten and malabsorption from the small intestine, resulting in diarrhea, stools with high fat content, and nutritional and vitamin deficiencies. Also called celiac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, nontropical sprue.
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ce′liac disease`


n.
a hereditary digestive disorder involving intolerance to gluten, malnultrition and fatty stools.
[1935–40]
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celiac disease

Sensitivity to gluten, a protein in cereals. It prevents normal absorption of fats and necessitates a special diet for life.
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Noun1.celiac disease - a disorder in children and adults; inability to tolerate wheat protein (gluten); symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation; often accompanied by lactose intolerance
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
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Gluten, major histocompatibility complex, and the small intestine: a molecular and immunobiologic approach to the spectrum of gluten sensitivity ('celiac sprue').
The conditions included osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac sprue, bruxism, fibromatosis, gout and disseminated candidiasis.
Janowitz, "Celiac sprue, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, and hepatic granulomatous disease: an autoimmune linkage?," Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, vol.
Biopsies were taken and histology showed partial villous atrophy (villous : crypt ratio 1: 3) with crypt hyperplasia and a marked increase in intraepithelial lymphocytes (80 lymphocytes per 100 epithelial cells) consistent with celiac sprue, Marsh classification 3B (Figures 2 and 3).
The prevalence and causes of chronic diarrhea in patients with celiac sprue treated with a gluten-free diet.
Patients need to be educated about the possibility of gluten in those products (Celiac Sprue Association, 2014).
Can the presence of wheat hydrolysates in personal care products adversely affect a patient with celiac sprue or wheat sensitivity?
Celiac Disease Classification: Celiac disease (CD), also referred to as sprue or celiac sprue, is characterized as an inherited intestinal immune disorder in which the body has an intolerance to gluten.
(5.) Farrel RJ, Kelly CP Celiac Sprue. N Engl J Med 2002;346:180-8.
Celiac sprue after surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
CD initially was known as "celiac sprue" because it shares characteristics with tropical sprue--diarrhea, malabsorption, and emaciation.
In their article "Glyphosate, Pathways to Modern Diseases II: Celiac Sprue and Gluten Intolerance," Samsel and Seneff present numerous correlations between celiac disease and glyphosate's known effects.