Do you know the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?
Celiac disease is a multi-system autoimmune disorder that is triggered by ingestion of gluten (a protein in wheat, rye and barley) in genetically susceptible individuals. Patients can present with a variety of intestinal and non-intestinal symptoms.
Celiac disease is a serious disorder with patients being at risk for nutritional deficiencies and development of other autoimmune disorders and rarely malignancies such as small intestinal lymphoma.
Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity can present with intestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms. There are no biomarkers for diagnosis Autoantibodies (TTG, EMA, DGP) are absent There is no villous atrophy.