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Celiac Disease

A malabsorption syndrome that is precipitated by the ingestion of foods containing GLUTEN, such as wheat, rye, and barley. It is characterized by INFLAMMATION of the SMALL INTESTINE, loss of MICROVILLI structure, failed INTESTINAL ABSORPTION, and MALNUTRITION.

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Tree Number(s): C06.405.469.637.250, C18.452.603.250

MeSH Unique ID: D002446

Entry Terms:

  • Disease, Celiac
  • Gluten Enteropathy
  • Enteropathies, Gluten
  • Enteropathy, Gluten
  • Gluten Enteropathies
  • Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy
  • Enteropathies, Gluten-Sensitive
  • Enteropathy, Gluten-Sensitive
  • Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy
  • Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathies
  • Sprue, Celiac
  • Sprue, Nontropical
  • Nontropical Sprue
  • Celiac Sprue
  • Sprue

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