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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2003 Nov 20;123(22):3230-3.

[Disease mechanisms in coeliac disease].

[Article in Norwegian]

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  • 1Immunologisk institutt, Rikshospitlet, Oslo.


Coeliac disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder that is caused by an inappropriate immune response in the gut to wheat gluten and similar proteins of barley and rye. The disease has a multifactorial aetiology involving multiple genes and environmental factors. In recent years we have gained new knowledge of the molecular basis of this disorder; this paper gives an overview of the current understanding of the pathogenesis of coeliac disease.

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