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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Individuals with celiac disease have overt symptoms that are easily identified. Consequently, the existence of celiac disease tends to be strongly suspected in cases of infertility.

___ True

___ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Individuals with celiac disease have overt symptoms that are easily identified. Consequently, the existence of celiac disease tends to be strongly suspected in cases of infertility” is true or false.

Introduction: Malabsorption is a medical condition in which a person fails to absorb nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals) from the taken diets. Celiac disease and lactose intolerance are the common disorders that are related to malabsorption.

Explanation

Gluten-sensitive enteropathy, also called as celiac disease, is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects the small intestine. A person having celiac disease is sensitive to gluten, which is a protein mostly present in rye, wheat, and barley. In celiac disease, gluten triggers the immune system causing damage to the small-intestinal villous epithelium. During this condition, the villi become short and ultimately flatten out...

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