Gastro Intestinal System
The following cereals should be avoided in patients with celiac diseases, except -(AIIMS May 2013)
a. Celiac disease is a chronic disease, in which there is a characteristic mucosal lesion of the small intestine and impanutrient absorption, which improves on withdrawal of wheat gliadins and related grains proteins from the diet.
b. The fundamental disorder in celiac sprue is sensitivity to gluten which is alcohol soluble, water insoluble protein component. It is found in wheat and closely related grains such as oat, barley and rye.
c. Celiac disease presents with features of malabsorption and the characteristic is that withdrawal of gluten containing substances from the diet (wheat, oat, barley and rye) produces dramatic improvement in the disease.