Important It is possible that the main title of the report Celiac Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder characterized by intolerance to dietary gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Consumption of gluten leads to abnormal changes of the mucous membrane (mucosa) of the small intestine, impairing its ability to properly absorb fats and additional nutrients during digestion (intestinal malabsorption). Symptom onset may occur during childhood or adulthood. In affected children, such symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss or lack of weight gain, painful abdominal bloating, irritability, and/or other abnormalities. Affected adults may have diarrhea or constipation; abdominal cramping and bloating; abnormally bulky, pale, frothy stools that contain increased levels of fat (steatorrhea); weight loss; anemia; muscle cramping; bone pain; exhaustion (lassitude); and/or other symptoms and findings. Although the exact cause of celiac disease is unknown, genetic, immunologic, and environmental factors are thought to play some role.
Gluten Intolerance Group of North America 31214 124th Ave SE Auburn, WA 98092 Tel: (253)833-6655 Fax: (253)833-6675 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.gluten.net
Celiac Sprue Association P.O. Box 31700 Omaha, NE 68131-0700 USA Tel: (402)558-0600 Fax: (402)643-4108 Tel: (877)272-4272 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.csaceliacs.org
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases Office of Communications & Public Liaison Bldg 31, Rm 9A06 31 Center Drive, MSC 2560 Bethesda, MD 20892-2560 Tel: (301)496-3583 Email: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov Internet: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/
Celiac Disease Foundation 20350 Ventura Blvd Ste 240 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 USA Tel: (818)716-1513 Fax: (818)267-5577 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.celiac.org
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center PO Box 8126 Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126 Tel: (301)251-4925 Fax: (301)251-4911 Tel: (888)205-2311 TDD: (888)205-3223 Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Center for Peripheral Neuropathy University of Chicago 5841 South Maryland Ave, MC 2030 Chicago, IL 60637 Tel: (773)702-5659 Fax: (773)702-5577 Internet: http://peripheralneuropathycenter.uchicago.edu/
Madisons Foundation PO Box 241956 Los Angeles, CA 90024 Tel: (310)264-0826 Fax: (310)264-4766 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
Autoimmune Information Network, Inc. PO Box 4121 Brick, NJ 08723 Fax: (732)543-7285 Email: email@example.com
International Scleroderma Network 7455 France Ave So #266 Edina, MN 55435-4702 Tel: (952)583-5735 Tel: (800)564-7099 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.sclero.org
European Society for Immunodeficiencies 1-3 rue de Chantepoulet Geneva, CH 1211 Switzerland Tel: 410229080484 Fax: 41229069140 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.esid.org
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness P.O. Box 544 224 South Maple Street Ambler, PA 19002 Tel: (215)325-1306 Fax: (215)643-1707 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.CeliacCentral.org
CORE 3 St. Andrews Place London, NW1 4LB United Kingdom Tel: 02074860341 Fax: 02072242012 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.corecharity.org.uk
Coeliac Society of Australia Inc. Suite 1, 41 - 45 Pacific Highway Waitara, NSW 2077 Australia Tel: 0294875088 Fax: 0294875177 Tel: 1800458836 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.coeliacsociety.com.au
Medical Home Portal Dept. of Pediatrics University of Utah P.O. Box 581289 Salt Lake City, UT 84158 Tel: (801)587-9978 Fax: (801)581-3899 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.medicalhomeportal.org
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