Probiotic therapy for celiac disease.

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder induced by the ingestion of gluten in genetically predisposed individuals who carry the HLA-DQ2 or DQ-8 alleles.1 This autoimmune disorder affects the small bowel and often produces symptoms of diarrhea, malabsorption, and extraintestinal symptoms.1 Although CD was once thought to be a disease manifesting during… CONTINUE READING