coeliac disease
(= celiac disease (USA) )
Gluten enteropathy: atrophy of villi in small intestine leads to impaired absorption of nutrients. Caused by sensitivity to gluten (protein of wheat and rye). Sufferers have serum antibodies to gluten and show delayed hypersensitivity to gluten; the risk factor is ten times greater in HLA-B8 positive individuals.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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