immune system disorder in genetically predisposed
people that results in damage to the lining of the
small intestine when foods with gluten are eaten. The
risk for the disease may be inherited, since about 10% of first-degree
relatives (mother, father, brother, sister, son, or daughter) of people who
have celiac disease also develop the condition. In people who are genetically
predisposed, celiac disease may be triggered by environmental factors,
including viral and bacterial infections.
People who have celiac
disease are also more likely than others to have:
It is possible that the main title of the report Celiac Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.