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Causes of Celiac Disease

Causes of Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is caused by an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. The root cause of celiac disease is unknown, but inheritance is a risk factor.

Celiac Disease Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Celiac Disease:

Celiac Disease: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Celiac Disease, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Celiac Disease:

Celiac Disease: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Celiac Disease: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Celiac Disease as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Celiac Disease as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Celiac Disease. Our database lists the following as having Celiac Disease as a complication of that condition:

Celiac Disease as a symptom:

Conditions listing Celiac Disease as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Celiac Disease. Our database lists the following as having Celiac Disease as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Celiac Disease?

Causes: Celiac Disease: Celiac disease is a genetic disease, meaning that it runs in families. Sometimes the disease is triggered--or becomes active for the first time--after surgery, pregnancy, childbirth, viral infection, or severe emotional stress. (Source: excerpt from Celiac Disease: NIDDK)

What triggers Celiac Disease?

The following conditions are listed as possible triggers for Celiac Disease:

Medical news summaries relating to Celiac Disease:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Celiac Disease:

Related information on causes of Celiac Disease:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Celiac Disease may be found in:


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