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Puberty in Boys, Delayed: definition

Delayed puberty in boys is characterized by decreased functional activity of the testes, or male gonads. Read Post…

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Lymphocyte: definition

A small white blood cell that plays a major role in defending the body against disease. There are two types of lymphocytes: B cells, which make antibodies that attack bacteria and toxins, and T cells which attack body cells themselves when ...

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Psoriasis: definition

A chronic relapsing dermatosis characterized by scaling, erythema (redness), and less commonly pustulation that is an associated disorder of celiac disease involving deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and zinc – features of malnutrition. Click for full description.

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Pruritic (Itchy) Skin Rash: definition

A symptom of a primary disease, cutaneous (skin) or systemic characterized by chronic itching. In celiac disease, it is a symptom of malnutrition involving iron deficiency. Click for full description.

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Prurigo Nodularis (Hyde’s Prurigo): definition

A chronic dermatitis characterized by hard, dry, deep seated, intensely itchy papules. It is an atypical symptom of celiac disease involving deficiencies of vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids.  Click for full description.

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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: definition

A progressive demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system (brain) characterized by loss of white matter and rapid deterioration to death. It is an associated disorder of celiac disease. Click for full description.

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Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris: definition

A chronic generalized exfoliative dermatitis characterized by erythema (redness), scaling and keratoderma (thickened skin) that develops from vitamin A deficiency and is often associated with iron deficiency anemia and low serum albumin (protein deficiency). It is an associated disorder of ...

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Premenstrual Syndrome, (PMS): definition

A menstrual disorder that occurs regularly during the last week of the luteal phase and starts to subside a few days before menstruation begins. PMS is an atypical symptom of celiac disease involving deficiencies of  calcium, magnesium, EPA, and vitamin ...

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Post-Cricoid Carcinoma: definition

A malignancy with early metastasis and poor prognosis arising in the hypopharynx, the region of the throat lying behind the voice box (larynx). Symptoms start out as difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) that progress to the feeling of a lump in the ...

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Prolonged Prothrombin Time (PT): definition

A blood test result showing that blood clots too slowly due to vitamin K deficiency. It is an atypical symptom of celiac disease. Click  for full description.

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Postbulbar Duodenal Ulceration and Stenosis: definition

A chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by thickening of the intestinal lining with excoriation penetrating the muscularis mucosae (muscle layer of the intestine) associated with villous atrophy. Click for full description.

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Polymyositis: definition

An uncommon autoimmune body-wide connective tissue disease characterized by inflammatory and degeneratory changes in skeletal muscles leading to muscle weakness, wasting, and loss.  Click for full description.

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Pneumococal Septicemia: definition

A systemic response to lung infection caused by bacterial infection spread to the bloodstream. Click for full description.

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Esophageal Webs: definition

Thin mucosal membranes growing across the inside of the esophagus causing obstruction. Click for full description.

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Plummer-Vinson Syndrome Affecting Esophagus: definition

A rare iron deficiency disorder that is characterized by a combination of postcricoid esophageal webs (upper throat area), iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia and koilonychia (nail spooning), predisposing to esophageal cancer. Click for full description.

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