Celiac Disease Review
Sandeep Nijhawan* and Gopal Goyal
Department of Gastroenterology, Sawai Man Singh Medical College, J L N Marg, Jaipur, 302 004, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sandeep Nijhawan
Department of Gastroenterology
Sawai Man Singh Medical College
J L N Marg, Jaipur
302 004, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 29, 2015 Accepted date: October 26, 2015, Published date: November 04, 2015
Citation: Nijhawan S, Goyal G (2015) Celiac Disease Review. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 5:350. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000350
Copyright: © 2015 Nijhawan S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Celiac disease (CD) is a systemic, immune-mediated disorder that primarily affect small intestine and triggered by dietary gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. Gluten is a water insoluble protein complex, which is found in wheat, rye and barley. A significant finding of celiac disease is villous atrophy of small intestine which leads to nutrient malabsorption and broad range of clinical manifestations.