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WGO Practice Guideline - Celiac Disease

Title: Celiac Disease

Definition

Celiac disease is a form of enteropathy affecting the (small) intestine in genetically predisposed children and adults, precipitated by the ingestion of gluten-containing foods. It is also referred to as celiac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, and nontropical sprue. Gluten is the storage protein in wheat, rye, and barley that gives the dough its desired baking properties.

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  • Prof. E. Zeballos *
  • Prof. M. Fried
  • Prof. G.R. Corazza
  • Prof. D. Schuppan
  • Prof. M.J.G. Farthing
  • Prof. C. Catassi
  • Prof. L. Greco
  • Prof. H. Cohen
  • Dr. J.H. Krabshuis

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