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ABCs of: Coeliac Disease

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ABCs of: Coeliac Disease – Understanding The Facts Behind

Occurring in up to 1% of the general population, Coeliac disease is a systemic autoimmune disease in response to gluten peptides found in wheat, rye, barley and other grains. 1 Immune activation in the small intestine eventually leads to malabsorption while systemic features are varied.

Download SIGMUM’s fact sheet to know the in and outs of Coeliac disease including its clinical presentation, risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnostics and management.

Credits: Content – Joanne Thong Yuen Heng; Design – Chia Yen Lek (SIGMUM Committee of 2021/2022)


  1. Therrien A & Kelly CP. Coeliac disease. BMJ Best Practice. Oct 2020. Last accessed 13 March 2021.



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