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Nurs Stand. 2010 May 5-11;24(35):50-6: quiz 58.

Coeliac disease: symptoms, complications and patient support.

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  • Faculty of Health and Social Care, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent. susan.holmes@canterbury.ac.uk

Abstract

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the small intestine precipitated by ingestion of gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. Simply defined as 'gluten-sensitive enteropathy', it is a lifelong disease, which, if untreated, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and management are important to minimise complications.

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20509383
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