Commonly known as “celiac disease, this autoimmune disorder is triggered by gluten, a protein present in wheat, barley, and rye. Eating gluten triggers the intestine with an immune response. Over time the intestinal lining is damaged which leads to malabsorption (Source)
How To Remember Celiac Sprue Features ?
Celiac Sprue Features :
- Cell-mediated autoimmune disease
- European descent
- Lymphocytes in Lamina propria/ Lymphoma risk
- Intolerance of gluten (wheat)
- Atrophy of villi in small intestine/ Abnormal D-xylose test
- Childhood presentation
Mind Map / Concept Map /Memory Aid/ Mnemonic To Remember Celiac Sprue Features
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