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Disability Information - Celiac Disease

 

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Eating Gluten-Free With Emily: A Story For Children With Celiac Disease

With its lighthearted, colorful illustrations, this book helps children see that having celiac disease is not so scary after all. Emily acknowledges that having celiac disease is sometimes tough, but talking about her feelings with her mom always makes her feel better.

 

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Celiac Disease: Prevalence & Diagnosis

The prevalence of celiac disease in the general population was believed to be 1 in 300, but recent evidence suggests that there are more undiagnosed than diagnosed cases. Our assumption is that if you look at symptomatic populations with gastrointestinal symptoms or autoimmune disease, then incidence will be much higher.
 
The classic presentation of Celiac Disease is chronic diarrhea, with abdominal bloating, sometimes pain, weight loss, iron deficiency and other evidence of nutrient malabsorption. The disease is immune mediated. Proteins in the cereal grains are responsible for the disease. The suspect group of proteins are called "Gluten". Since a strict gluten-free diet is protective against the complications of adult celiac disease, it is important that the undiagnosed forms of celiac disease or "wheat allergy" are diagnosed and treated.
 
Screening tests, such as anti-gliadin and anti-endomysium antibody estimation can be used in groups considered to be at risk of celiac disease. These include first-degree relatives of celiac patients and patients with irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, diabetes mellitus, iron-deficiency anemia, epilepsy with cerebral calcification, recurrent aphthous stomatitis and dental enamel hypoplasia.

 
Source: Alpha Nutrition Online

 

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