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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The subtle and variable clinical expressions of gluten-induced enteropathy (adult celiac disease, nontropical sprue).
Celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue, nontropical sprue, gluten-induced enteropathy, or gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GSE), is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the small intestine characterized by malabsorption after ingestion of wheat gluten or related proteins in rye (secalins) and barley (hordeins) in individuals with a certain genetic background.