What exactly is latent and silent celiac disease?

Degrees of abnormal. Latent: abnormal blood test/antibody tests, but normal biopsy and no symptoms or signs. Children diagnosed with celiac sprue as children; tolerated introduction of gluten. Can develop signs and symptoms later in life. Silent:: abnormal antibody tests, abnormal intestinal biopsy nut no signs or symptoms even on gluten diet. Can develop signs/symptoms later in life.
Celiac. Basically means you test positive for the antibodies known to cause the disease but you do not manifest any of the classic symptoms of celiac disease.

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My father has developed celiac disease. What is it exactly?

Toxic wheat effect. Gluten in wheat acts as a toxin on your small intestine. The toxic injury leads to a marked decrease in the ability to absorb nutrients in any food that you eat. The immediate result is abdominal distension, pain, bloating & diarrhea. The long term effects is weight loss, muscle wasting & weakness - in fact, all of the symptoms of starvation.
Toxic wheat effect. Gluten in wheat acts as a toxin on your small intestine. The toxic injury leads to a marked decrease in the ability to absorb nutrients in any food that you eat. The immediate result is abdominal distension, pain, bloating & diarrhea. The long term effects is weight loss, muscle wasting & weakness - in fact, all of the symptoms of starvation.
Immune injury. Your father had an immune reaction to one or more of the proteins in gluten. This is commonly found in wheat/rye/barley. His body developed antibodies to this protein & these mistakenly attack the intestine where it is digested. The attack injures the tissue and leads to a variety of symptoms/complications. Any future exposure to gluten can trigger new antibodies/injury. Avoidance can help it heal.