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The resulting inflammation causes damage to the delicate finger-like structures in the intestine, called villi, where food absorption actually takes place.
The patient may experience a number of symptoms related to the inflammation and the chemicals it releases, and/or the lack of ability to absorb nutrients from food, which can cause malnutrition.
A recent study of random blood samples tested for celiac disease in the US showed one in 250 testing positive.
It is clearly under-diagnosed, probably due to the symptoms being attributed to another problem, or lack of knowledge about celiac disease by physicians and laboratories.
Each person with celiac disease is affected differently.
When food containing gluten reaches the small intestine, the immune system begins to attack a substance called gliadin, which is found in the gluten.
Or, they may require more exposure to the stimulus before developing the disease than someone with a genetic predisposition.Some of the things which may provoke a reaction include surgery, especially gastrointestinal surgery; a change to a low fat diet, which has an increased number of wheat-based foods; pregnancy; childbirth; severe emotional stress; or a viral infection.This combination of genetic susceptibility and an outside agent leads to celiac disease.The inflammation and malabsorption create wide-ranging problems in many systems of the body.Since the body's own immune system causes the damage, celiac disease is classified as an "autoimmune" disorder.
Defects in the tooth enamel, characteristic of celiac disease, may be recognized by dentists.