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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Coeliac disease is five times more common in subjects with type 1 diabetes mellitus than in the general population.
Coeliac Disease is the inability of the body to digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and processed oats.
The campaign, launched by the Charity earlier this year, asked supermarkets to commit to having a basket of eight core items of gluten-free food in stock across all their stores, making it easier for people with coeliac disease to manage their diet.
'There are blood tests that can tell you if you're likely to have Coeliac Disease. If you are, you'll need a procedure called an endoscopy, to check for damage in the bowel.' Find out more at
Methods: The case-control study was conducted at the Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, from October 2011 to January 2012, and analysed 25 children diagnosed to have coeliac disease as per the criteria set by the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, which included histopathological alterations in duodenal biopsies, clinical response to gluten withdrawal, and presence of anti-endomyseal antibodies.
"We bake for people who are gluten intolerant or suffer from Coeliac disease, as well as those who have allergies to dairy, eggs, sugar etc or for anyone who chooses to follow a gluten free diet for its numerous health benefits," says Jomaa, who started to look into the idea after her sister was diagnosed with Coeliac disease.
Wheat was the first cereal to be widely domesticated, and in the case of the gluten protein from wheat, the result of this struggle was coeliac disease.
Key words: Coeliac disease, tissue transglutaminase, nephlometry, selective IgA deficiency.
Fortnightly review: coeliac disease. BMJ 1999 Jul;319(7204):236-239.
Coeliac disease is caused by intolerance to gluten found in foods like bread, pasta and biscuits.