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This comprehensive compilation provides authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's health experts about celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, nontropical sprue, and gluten intolerance.

Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, the 21st Century Medical Sourcebook series gives empowered patients, families, caregivers, nurses, and physicians the information they need to understand this disease. There is extensive coverage of symptoms, diagnosis, medical testing, treatment options, clinical research, government research, medications and prognosis. A comprehensive list of clinical trials related to celiac disease is included. Related topics are fully covered, including dermatitis herpetiformis.

Contents include: Celiac Disease Overview * FDA Gluten And Celiac Disease * Genetic Basis Of Celiac Disease * Testing for Celiac Disease * Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Skin Manifestation of Celiac Disease * NIH Consensus Development Conference on Celiac Disease * Dental Enamel Defects and Celiac Disease * A Changing Environment and the Increasing Prevalence of Celiac Disease * Making “Back to School”; Healthy and Gluten Free for Children with Celiac Disease * Research Finds Shared Genetic Susceptibility for Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes - Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign * Celiac Disease and Reproductive Problems * Celiac Disease News * What People With Celiac Disease Need to Know About Osteoporosis * Intestinal Damage from Celiac Disease Persists in Adults, Even with Gluten-free Diet * Traveling With Celiac Disease * A Glimpse at 'Gluten-Free' Food Labeling / FDA * Grains in Relation to Celiac (Coeliac) Disease; Celiac Disease and Safe Grains * CLINCIAL TRIALS - Celiac Disease * Gluten-Free Foods: Consumption Patterns and Purchasing Practices of Consumers with Celiac Disease * External Peer Review of the FDA/CFSAN Draft Health Hazard Assessment for Gluten in Individuals with Celiac Disease: Determination of Tolerable Daily Intake Levels and Levels of Concern for Gluten * Health Hazard Assessment for Gluten Exposure in Individuals with Celiac Disease * Digestive Diseases Dictionary * Your Digestive System and How It Works

Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in everyday products such as medicines, vitamins, and lip balms. When people with celiac disease eat foods or use products containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging or destroying villi—the tiny, fingerlike protrusions lining the small intestine. Villi normally allow nutrients from food to be absorbed through the walls of the small intestine into the bloodstream. Without healthy villi, a person becomes malnourished, no matter how much food one eats.

This edition includes our exclusive Guide to Leading Medical Websites with updated links to 81 of the best sites for medical information, which let you quickly check for updates from the government and the best commercial portals, news sites, reference/textbook/non-commercial portals, and health organizations.

This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management. For over a quarter of a century, our news, educational, technical, scientific, and medical publications have made unique and valuable references accessible to all people. Our ebooks put knowledge at your fingertips, and an expert in your pocket!

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