Encyclopedia of Pathology

Living Edition
| Editors: J.H.J.M. van Krieken

Celiac Disease

  • Jacqueline E. van der WalEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28845-1_2781-1

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Description

Celiac disease or gluten-sensitive enteropathy is an immune-mediated disorder of the small intestine of genetically susceptible hosts that leads to malabsorption of nutrients. Celiac disease is caused by a reaction to gliadin, a prolamin (gluten protein) found in wheat, and similar proteins found in the crops of the tribe Triticeae (which includes other common grains such as barley and rye).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands