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Criteria for the Diagnosis of Celiac Disease

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Celiac disease (also referred to as coeliac or celiac sprue, nontropical sprue, gluten enteropathy) occurs in patients who have developed antibodies to the gliadin fraction of gluten, which is a protein found in a variety of cereals such as wheat. This results in immune-based injury to the small intestinal mucosa, resulting in malabsorption.

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