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What is refractory celiac disease?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Hard to treat
"refractory" is a fancy medical term for something that is hard to treat.
In other words, the disease is not getting any better using standard treatment. In this case, it's talking about celiac disease, or gluten intolerance.

In brief: Hard to treat
"refractory" is a fancy medical term for something that is hard to treat.
In other words, the disease is not getting any better using standard treatment. In this case, it's talking about celiac disease, or gluten intolerance.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Symptoms return
Refractory celiac disease is when symptoms of celiac disease return and are persistent even on a gluten free diet.
Patients should be evaluated by their gastroenterologist to make sure the symptoms are not related to unknown gluten exposure from "hidden gluten" or the early signs of intestinal lymphoma.

In brief: Symptoms return
Refractory celiac disease is when symptoms of celiac disease return and are persistent even on a gluten free diet.
Patients should be evaluated by their gastroenterologist to make sure the symptoms are not related to unknown gluten exposure from "hidden gluten" or the early signs of intestinal lymphoma.
Dr. Amy Deeken
Dr. Amy Deeken
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