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sprue

(Science: gastroenterology) An inherited disease where the intestinal lining is inflamed in response to the ingestion of a protein known as gluten. Gluten is present in many grains including rye, oats, barley and triticale.

symptoms in infants include diarrhoea, slow growth, bloody stools, weight loss, vomiting and clay-coloured stools. Symptoms in adults include abdominal distention, abdominal pain, fatigue, weight loss, bone pain and bone tenderness. Treatment involves the life-long avoidance of gluten.


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Re: Gluten-free and Vaccines

... propose that the biological activities of both pertactin and the phosphatase depend on tTGase-mediated trafficking. Analogous to gliadin in Celiac Sprue, pertactin elicits a vigorous antibody response because it reacts with tTGase on the extracellular surface of antigen presenting cells to produce ...

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by tmerezko
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:08 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gluten-free and Vaccines
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... chicken. No burger and fries or heavily seasoned or spicy foods. I have had several worse days. I have tried to self diagnose myself with celiac sprue as well as Candida and have followed a desperate diet of carb elimination. I was successful for a while and then all symptoms came back. 1 1/2 ...

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by danielle86
Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:53 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... study (delay in digestion test), CA-125 (check for ovarian cancer), pelvic ultrasound (check for ovarian cancer or cyst), Celiac test (check for sprue intolerance). They cannot figure it out. They say it must be severe IBS. But I was diagnosed with IBS 10 years ago and never had these problems. ...

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by connollyhome
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:35 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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Re: An allergy response...

... First of all, yes you can have allergic reactions to sugar. There is such a thing called sucrose intolerance and this usually is related to celiac sprue disease. Since celiac allergies are allergies to gluten, it makes sense that a sugar sensitivity would go hand in hand. Gluten broken down, is ...

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by Revenged
Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:38 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Allergy questions
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Views: 16000

An allergy response...

... First of all, yes you can have allergic reactions to sugar. There is such a thing called sucrose intolerance and this usually is related to celiac sprue disease. Since celiac allergies are allergies to gluten, it makes sense that a sugar sensitivity would go hand in hand. Gluten broken down, is ...

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by ladykat324
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:54 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Allergy questions
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