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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

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
  • Corticosteroids
  • Immunosuppressants - azathioprine
  • more treatments...»

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Refractory Celiac Disease: Complications

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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, 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 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 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 more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, 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 symptoms 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 misdiagnosis more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis 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, more »

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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Refractory Celiac Disease: Animations

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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