August 28, 2014

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease (celiac sprue, gluten enteropathy) is a permanent intolerance to gluten, a storage protein in certain grains like wheat, rye, and barley and their cross-breeds. Celiac disease is characterized by an immunologic response to gluten, which results in diffuse damage to the small intestinal mucosa and malabsorption of the nutrients. It is a chronic… Read more...