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2008-01-19 03:00:33

By Wieser, Herbert Koehler, Peter ABSTRACT Celiac disease (CD) is an inflammatory disorder of the upper small intestine triggered by the ingestion of wheat, rye, barley, and possibly oat products. The clinical feature of CD is characterized by a flat intestinal mucosa with the absence of normal villi, resulting in a generalized malabsorption of nutrients. The prevalence of CD among Caucasians is now thought to be in a range of 1:100-300. There is a strong genetic association with human...


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