Celiac disease : a brief overview.

Abstract

Historically, the term celiac disease evolved within pediatric practice during the nineteenth century, defining children with severe wasting and putrid stools (1). In the earlier twentieth century, similar complaints in adults were categorized as "intestinal insufficiency" or "idiopathic steatorrhea." It was also realized at that time that, for many of these adult patients, celiac-like features had been present since early childhood.

DOI: 10.1385/1-59259-082-9:001

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@article{Williamson2000CeliacD, title={Celiac disease : a brief overview.}, author={Deena Williamson and Michael N. Marsh}, journal={Methods in molecular medicine}, year={2000}, volume={41}, pages={1-9} }