Collagenous celiac disease
Collagenous celiac disease: Introduction
Collagenous celiac disease: Collagenous celiac disease is used to describe progressive celiac disease characterized by the presence of a layer of collagen (scarring) in the intestinal layers. This form of celiac disease usually fails to respond to treatments such as gluten-free diets. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by intolerance to gluten by the small intestine. The condition usually fails to respond to treatment and has a poor prognosis.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Collagenous celiac disease is available below.
Symptoms of Collagenous celiac disease
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symptoms of Collagenous celiac disease
Treatments for Collagenous celiac disease
- Gluten-free diet, nutritional supplement, corticosteroid therapy, immunosuppressive drugs, delivery of nutrition through an IV - some people fail to respond to any of these therapies.
- Gluten free diet - close review needs to be made to ensure diet is truly gluten free
- Nutritional supplements
- Immunosuppressants - azathioprine
- more treatments...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Collagenous celiac disease: Complications
Review possible medical complications related to Collagenous celiac disease:
- Spontaneous miscarriage
- Infertility - males and females
- Increased risk of small bowel adenocarcinoma
- Increased risk of small bowel lymphoma
- Increased risk of small bowel ulcers
- Scarring and narrowing of small bowel
- more complications...»
Causes of Collagenous celiac disease
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Collagenous celiac disease: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Collagenous celiac disease
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, ...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a variety of ...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut....read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption...read more »
Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure
to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms of celiac disease)
is linked to adverse fetal outcomes.
See ...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see ...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon...read more »
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Collagenous celiac disease: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Collagenous celiac disease: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Collagenous celiac disease
Prognosis for Collagenous celiac disease:
Prognosis is usually poor.
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Collagenous celiac disease: Broader Related Topics
Types of Collagenous celiac disease
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