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World Gastroenterology Organisation
World Gastroenterology Organisation

WGO Practice Guideline - 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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