coeliac disease


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coeliac disease

a chronic intestinal disorder of young children 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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This is the "treatment" for coeliac disease and a gluten-free diet is a must.
Conclusion: This study showed a positive correlation between the tissue transglutaminase titre and the degree of duodenal damage (Marsh IIIC) in patients with coeliac disease.
Influence of pattern of clinical presentation and of gluten-free diet on bone mass and metabolism in adult coeliac disease.
Since the assessment was launched under a year ago, more than 30,000 people have taken the questionnaire and from feedback initial results suggest that around 8% of those who were recommended to seek advice went on to be diagnosed with coeliac disease.
Only those patients with type 1 diabetes who are symptomatic of suggested coeliac disease should be screened for coeliac disease.
The only treatment for people with coeliac disease is a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet but lack of adherence to this diet puts health at risk.
Coeliac Disease is the inability of the body to digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and processed oats.
Coeliac UK, the national Charity for people with coeliac disease, has boosted its aim to improve availability of gluten-free food in UK stores with Asda signing up to the Charity's Gluten-free Guarantee campaign.
An estimated 1,000 people suffer with coeliac disease in the West Midlands and have to check the gluten content of everything they eat and drink.