Chapter 2. The Characteristics of Coeliac Disease

  1. Helen Griffiths MSc, RGN, Cert MHSC

Published Online: 19 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987926.ch2

Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management

Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management

How to Cite

Griffiths, H. (2008) The Characteristics of Coeliac Disease, in Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987926.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470512609

Online ISBN: 9780470987926

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Keywords:

  • coeliac disease characteristics;
  • small intestine - structure and function;
  • small bowel anatomy;
  • small intestine in chemical digestion and absorption;
  • destruction of villi leading to malabsorption;
  • coeliac disease pathogenesis;
  • major histocompatibility complex Class II (MHC Class II) antigen allele, HLA-DQ2;
  • coeliac disease and what triggers it;
  • understanding normal anatomy and physiology of small bowel

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Structure and function of the small intestine

  • Pathogenesis of coeliac disease