celiac disease

noun

Definition of celiac disease

: a chronic hereditary intestinal disorder in which an inability to absorb the gliadin portion of gluten results in the gliadin triggering an immune response that damages the intestinal mucosa

called also celiac sprue

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All of the children carried a genotype associated with Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Eating more gluten early in life is tied to children's higher risk of celiac disease, a study says," 13 Aug. 2019 With so many challenges already in front of her after being diagnosed with both diabetes and celiac disease, Desiree Castillo also had to take on a mental battle with depression. Tim Brown, oregonlive.com, "Nike, Doernbecher reveal 6 patient-designers for 2019 DB Freestyle shoe, clothing collections," 12 Aug. 2019 As many as 3 million Americans have celiac disease, according to the FDA, with many more having a gluten intolerance—meaning more and more companies offering alternatives versions of things like beer, cookies, crackers, cakes and breads. Shay Spence, PEOPLE.com, "Red Lobster Is Now Selling Gluten-Free Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix," 31 July 2019 And although Sophia has never had another student in her class with celiac disease, Zann said at least one or two other kids would have a severe food allergy. Catie Wegman, sun-sentinel.com, "Fort Lauderdale mom creates baking club for children with dietary restrictions," 26 July 2019 This can also be a sign of celiac disease, a condition in which eating gluten leads to an immune response in your small intestine, according to the Mayo Clinic. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s When to See a Doctor About Diarrhea and When to Wait for It to Pass," 17 July 2018 One was John King, who moved to Catalina in 2001 and whose wife has celiac disease. Gustavo Arellano, latimes.com, "On Catalina Island, one of L.A.’s unofficial ‘food deserts’ parties over a humble Vons," 4 June 2019 One was John King, who moved to Catalina in 2001 and whose wife has celiac disease. Gustavo Arellano, San Diego Union-Tribune, "On Catalina Island, one of L.A.'s unofficial ‘food deserts’ parties over a humble Vons," 4 June 2019 That includes Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, chronic pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and diverticulosis or diverticulitis. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How Much Fiber Should I Be Eating to Feel Regular?," 30 May 2019

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celiac disease

noun

Medical Definition of celiac disease

: a chronic hereditary intestinal disorder in which an inability to absorb the gliadin portion of gluten results in the gliadin triggering an immune response that damages the intestinal mucosa

called also celiac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, nontropical sprue, sprue

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