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Summary

Celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue and gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is a multifactorial disorder of the small intestine that is influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. It is characterized by malabsorption resulting from inflammatory injury to the mucosa of the small intestine after the ingestion of wheat gluten or related rye and barley proteins (summary by Farrell and Kelly, 2002). For additional information and a discussion of genetic heterogeneity of celiac disease, see 212750. [from OMIM]

Associated genes

  • Location: 6q25.3

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