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Pathology of Celiac Disease
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The following was taken from THE SPRUE-NIK PRESS, September 1995. The University of Maryland School of Medicine sponsored a conference on July 14-15, 1995 entitled Celiac Disease: The Dark Side of the Gastrointestinal Planet, by Salvatore Auricchio, MD, summarized by Jim Lyles. Dr. Auricchio is Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics at the University Frederico II in Naples, Italy.
celiac disease manifests itself in the small intestine. A distinct pattern of abnormalities has been observed [comments in braces have been added by Jim Lyles]:
Major component of the cellular immune system (in contrast to the humoral immune system) that consists of T-Cells and B-Cells and is largely responsible for attacking intracellular organisms.'); return false">lymphocyte infiltration of the lamina propria [more lymphocytes under the epithelial or outer layer of the villi. Lymphocytes are the cells that fight off viruses, etc.]
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