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ERIC Number: EJ948308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Celiac Disease--What Parents and Caregivers Should Know
Woodward, Alicia
Exceptional Parent, v41 n5 p24-25 May 2011
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder characterized by a heightened sensitivity to gluten, the protein in wheat, barley and rye. The disease is more common than most people think, affecting approximately 3 million in the United States, about 1 in 100. One of the most notable things about celiac disease is that up to 97 percent of Americans who have it remain undiagnosed. Awareness of the disease in the United States is increasing but it can still take years--an average of nine, according to Peter H.R. Green, MD, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University--to be diagnosed. This may be due to the fact that celiac disease can present with a wide range of subtle to serious symptoms that can vary from person to person. In this article, the author outlines what one should know about celiac disease.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
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