Celiac disease: a review.

  title={Celiac disease: a review.},
  author={George Saunderlin},
  journal={Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates},
  volume={17 3},
Celiac disease is relatively rare in the United States and many of the facets of this complex disorder are not completely understood. In the gluten-sensitive individual, celiac disease is activated by ingestion of cereal glutens. An abnormal immune system response to dietary gluten causes damage to the small bowel mucosa, which results in nutrient malabsorption. When gluten is removed from the diet, malabsorption resolves. Nursing intervention in celiac disease requires careful nutritional… CONTINUE READING

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