Flashcards in Autoimmune Dx - Celiac Dx Deck (10):
What's celiac dx (celiac spruce)?
Immune response to eating gluten
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye
What's the primary and effective tx of celiac dx?
Avoid gluten entirely
When can a food be labeled gluten-free?
If food contains less gluten than 20 parts per million (even a small exposure will trigger a rxn)
What's the common sx of celiac dx?
Diarrhea (/ constipation)
What causes vitamin deficiency in celiac dx?
Decreased absorption in small intestine
List other complications of celiac dx
Nutritional deficiencies (primarily anemia and osteoporosis)
Small bowel ulcers
Increased risk of cancer (primarily lymphomas)
What can be the problem, drugs or excipients?
Drugs are gluten-free
Excipients may be a problem
Where's the 1st place to look for excipients content?
What's the key word to look for when checking package insert?
Starch - which will be either corn, potato, tapioca or wheat