Simon Rabinowitz Ph.D MD Pediatric GI Chairman Department of Pediatric Richmond University Medical Center
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Celiac disease where gluten enteropathy is a condition in which there is a destruction of the small intestine or tissue preventing proper absorption. We now know that there are many manifestations of celiac disease and it’s not simply what we thought of as usually as 20 years ago. A child with severe malnutrition with the big belly who had a lot of diarrhea and irritability, celiac disease is not an allergy, celiac disease is a immune mediated with immune system is involve similar to an allergy and you can be allergic to it but that necessarily thus not necessarily mean that you have celiac disease. Is the type of reaction that your body has and all of the biochemistry that’s involve in that which make celiac disease different than other allergic situations. Although they are or having common food and sensitivity.