sprue

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Synonyms for sprue

a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults

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CD, also called celiac sprue, nontropical sprue and gluten enteropathy, occurs in genetically susceptible people when the body's immune system mistakenly treats gluten as a foreign invader.
Celiac disease--also known as nontropical sprue and caused by gluten intolerance--increasingly has an atypical appearance, Dr.
It is also able, however, to produce severe illness in persons with celiac disease, also known as nontropical sprue.
Also known as celiac sprue, nontropical sprue and gluten-sensitive enteropathy, celiac disease is a digestive disorder that damages the wall of the small intestine, interfering with the absorption of nutrients from food.