Celiac Disease

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Celiac Disease

  1. 1. Celiac Disease<br />By: Jess Kovach<br />
  2. 2. Inherited, chronic, autoimmune Disease<br />Autoimmune diseases- immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue<br />Not communicable<br />Damaged villi in small intestine<br />Villi are projections that line the small intestine and absorb nutrients<br />Gluten damages villi<br />Proteins such as Wheat, Barley, Rye, and Oats damage villi<br />Celiac Disease<br />
  3. 3. Unknown<br />Researchers only know that the villi, damaged from gluten and certain proteins, become flattened and can no longer absorb proteins properly.<br />Causes<br />healthy villi in small intestine<br />
  4. 4. Commonly found in people with Caucasian and European ancestry<br />Children, Women, Men...Everyone<br />Children in a family with someone who has Celiac Disease is at a greater risk of developing the disease<br />Incubation period: anytime from birth through adulthood <br /> **(There is no guarantee you will be effected by the disease!)<br />Who Gets It??<br />
  5. 5. Varying Symptoms<br />Gastrointestinal Symptoms<br />Non-intestinal symptoms<br />Abdominal Pain<br />Bloating, Gas<br />Indigestion<br />Constipation<br />Diarrhea- chronic or occasional<br />Lactose Intolerance<br />Nausea-Vomiting<br />Stools that float, are bloody, are fatty, are foul smelling<br />Anemia low blood count<br />Bone/Joint Pain<br />Bone Disease/Fractures<br />Osteoporosis<br />Breathlessness<br />Depression<br />Fatigue<br />
  6. 6. Breathlessness<br />Dental and enamel discoloration & defects<br />Growth delay in kids<br />Hair loss<br />Dermatitis Herpetiformis (not in all cases)<br />Varying Signs<br /><ul><li>Dermatitis Herpetiformis is an itchy, skin rash found mostly on the elbows and knees</li></li></ul><li>Another Form of Celiac<br />Dermatitis Herpetaformis<br />Severe, itchy, blistering skin condition<br />“Sister” to Celiac<br />Everyone with DH has Celiac, but not everyone with Celiac has DH!!!<br />Found on elbows, knees, buttock, scalp, back of neck<br />Blistering Dermatitis Herpetaformis<br />
  7. 7. Serological (blood) Tests<br />Study of the blood stream where doctors look for antibodies that are forming in response to an infection to one’s own proteins. <br />Biopsy<br />If a serological test comes back positive, a biopsy of the villi in the small intestine is completed.<br />You can also biopsy the dermatitis Herpetaformisif you have that form of Celiac<br />Enforced Gluten-Free diet<br />If the blood test and biopsy come back positive, the patient is put on GF diet, if he/she responds positively to the diet and the villi in the small intestine returns to normal, the patient is unfortunately diagnosed with Celiac Disease. <br />Diagnosis Process<br />
  8. 8. Prevention: unknown because there is an unknown cause of the disease<br />Treatment: lifelong Gluten-Free diet<br />Prognosis: Although the GF diet allows the villi to heal and patients to live a happy, healthy life, the disease will never go away<br />Prevention/Treatment/Prognosis<br />

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