The molecular basis of coeliac disease

  title={The molecular basis of coeliac disease},
  author={C. Hourigan},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Medicine},
  • C. Hourigan
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Clinical and Experimental Medicine
  • Coeliac disease is an immune-mediated disorder resulting in nutrient malabsorption now thought to have a prevalence of between 1:100 and 1:200 in the UK population. Symptoms can include diarrhoea, steatorrhoea, abdominal bloating, cramps, flatulence, weight loss, weakness and fatigue. In addition to the morbidity associated with presenting symptoms, patients are also at increased risk of metabolic bone disease, enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma and other malignancies (gastric, oesophageal… CONTINUE READING
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