Celiac Disease: Biology Basics

Celiac disease is defined as a chronic small intestinal immune-mediated enteropathy precipitated by exposure to dietary gluten in genetically predisposed individuals.1

This one sentence nicely captures the features of celiac disease—but what exactly does it mean?

In this section, we explore the biology of celiac disease. We will cover many questions that might come up while learning about celiac disease, including:

Medical researchers are always running new studies to better understand celiac disease. Please check back frequently for updates!

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References
  1. Ludvigsson JF, Leffler DA, Bai JC, et al. The Oslo definitions for coeliac disease and related terms. Gut. 2013;62(1):43-52.

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