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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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.
To diagnose Coeliac Disease an allergy test is not required and is an incorrect method."
Sarah Sleet said: "Diagnosis levels of coeliac disease are increasing and we are currently seeing around 1200 new Members joining every month who depend on gluten-free food to manage their condition.
Keywords: Coeliac disease, Human leukocyte antigen.
The second century Greek physician Arateus is credited with coining the term coeliac disease, or "koiliakos", after the Greek word koelia (abdomen), to describe patients suffering typical symptoms of diarrhoea, weight loss and anaemia.
Table 1: Mean, number and comparison of IgA in Coeliac Disease and non-Coeliac Disease patients.
A primary care cross-sectional study of undiagnosed adult coeliac disease. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2003 Apr;15(4):407-413.
Chloe's GP referred her to Birmingham Children's Hospital, where her family first heard of coeliac disease.
In the setting of iron deficiency anaemia, small-bowel biopsy from the second or third part of the duodenum at the time of gastroscopy should be performed to exclude the possibility of coeliac disease. H.
Coeliac disease is associated with a variety of autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus and thyroid disease.
KEY WORDS: Osteoporosis, Coeliac Disease, Bone Mineral Density.
Key words: coeliac disease, diet, gluten-free diet, nutrition.