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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Celiac sprue typically presents in the second decade of life.
Celiac Sprue Association/USA, Newsletter--Lifeline, published quarterly
People with this condition, also known as celiac sprue, can't tolerate gluten, a protein present in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye.
It has become a popular ingredient for use in developing novel cereal foods, especially for persons suffering from gluten sensitivity, such as celiac sprue and other chronic diseases.
The exception is celiac sprue, which occurs about 10 times more often in patients with diarrhea-predominant IBS-like symptoms than it does in the general population.
Structural basis for gluten intolerance in celiac sprue.
For someone suffering from celiac disease, also called celiac sprue or celiac enteropathy, all forms of gluten are toxic to the digestive system.
American Gastroenterological Association medical position statement: Celiac sprue.
Celiac sprue disease occurs in people with a genetic intolerance of gluten, a food protein contained in wheat and other grains.
Food Lion notes that the product is also free of gluten, "a bonus for people with gluten-sourced allergies, such as celiac sprue disease.