Refractory Celiac Disease
Refractory Celiac Disease: Introduction
Refractory Celiac Disease: Refractory Celiac Disease is celiac disease that fails to respond to treatment which involves a gluten-free diet. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by intolerance to gluten by the small intestine. The condition is quite uncommon and often the resulting poor absorption of nutrients from the intestines leads to a poor prognosis.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Refractory Celiac Disease is available below.
Symptoms of Refractory Celiac Disease
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Treatments for Refractory Celiac Disease
- Gluten-free diet, nutritional supplement, corticosteroid therapy, immunosuppressive drugs. Severe cases may involve delivery of nutrition through an IV
- 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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Refractory Celiac Disease: Complications
Review possible medical complications related to Refractory 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 Refractory Celiac Disease
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Refractory Celiac Disease: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Refractory 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, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed,...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 "good...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...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...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain,...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 disorder with a variety of...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...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 symptoms of multiple sclerosis)....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...read more »
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Refractory Celiac Disease: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Refractory Celiac Disease
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Refractory Celiac Disease: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Refractory Celiac Disease
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Prognosis for Refractory Celiac Disease
Prognosis for Refractory Celiac Disease:
Prognosis is often poor due to lack of response to treatment. Corticosteroid therapy and immunosuppressive drugs may improve the prognosis in some cases.
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Refractory Celiac Disease: Broader Related Topics
Types of Refractory Celiac Disease
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