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Were you looking for information about Celiac Disease? Ciliac disease is a common misspelling of celiac disease.
Celiac disease is a disorder that damages the small intestine and interferes with nutrient absorption. People with the condition cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. The disease may cause a wide range of symptoms, such as diarrhea, abdominal pain (stomach pain), irritability, and depression. Treatment typically involves eliminating all gluten from the diet.
In order to stay well, people with celiac disease must avoid foods and products containing gluten for the rest of their lives. While research scientists are still trying to determine its exact cause or causes, they believe that the disease is a type of autoimmune disorder and that certain genes and environmental factors play a role in its development.
Screening for celiac disease involves testing for certain antibodies in the blood of people who do not exhibit symptoms of the disorder. Because the condition is hereditary, first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, or children) of people who have been diagnosed with the disease may want to be tested.
(Click Celiac Disease for more information about possible symptoms and complications of the disorder, as well as information about how it is diagnosed. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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