Celiac Disease (CD)
Celiac Sprue, Coeliac Disease, Gluten Enteropathy, Gluten Intolerance, Gluten Intolerant Enteropathy,
Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy, Nontropical Sprue, Wheat Allergy
Celiac disease or Celiac Sprue is a disorder characterized by a
permanent -sensitive enteropathy resulting in
, failure to thrive and other gastrointestinal
manifestations. However, it should not be confused with a or
hypersensitivity to food products.
Celiac Sprue is an inherited involving a tissue-bound immune ,
often delayed, reaction to a food such as
wheat, rye, oats, or barley. , a protein in these grains, is thought to be the
The onset of the disease has no age restriction but there are many hypotheses related to possible causative factors. In some adults, symptoms leading to a diagnosis of Celiac Sprue have been observed to appear following severe emotional stress, pregnancy, an operation or a infection.