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Is celiac disease considered an autoimmune disease?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is an IgA mediated autoimmune disease.
It is not a food allergy disease.

In brief: Yes

It is an IgA mediated autoimmune disease.
It is not a food allergy disease.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Celiac disease (celiac sprue, gluten allergy) is a strong allergic reaction to gluten, a protein seen in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, etc.
.. Technically speaking, the reaction is not a typical food allergy reaction, but is an abnormal immune system reaction that causes inflammation and damage to the lining of one's own small intestine.

In brief: Yes

Celiac disease (celiac sprue, gluten allergy) is a strong allergic reaction to gluten, a protein seen in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, etc.
.. Technically speaking, the reaction is not a typical food allergy reaction, but is an abnormal immune system reaction that causes inflammation and damage to the lining of one's own small intestine.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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