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Diagnosis: definition

The process of identifying a disease or disorder by its signs and symptoms.

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Artery: definition

A blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart.

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Inflammation: definition

  A defensive response of the body to injury or disease, causing redness, swelling, pain, and a feeling of heat in certain areas that is meant to protect affected tissues.

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Hair Loss (Diffuse Alopecia): definition

Diffuse alopecia is characterized by abnormal hair loss or baldness.

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Alopecia, Diffuse (Hair Loss): definition

Diffuse alopecia is characterized by abnormal hair loss or baldness.

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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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Impotence

What Is Impotence? Impotence is an erectile dysfunction disorder in males characterized by the distressing inability to achieve or maintain an erection satisfactory for coitus. What Is Impotence In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?

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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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