NCLEX RN Practice Question # 936

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 936.


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Celiac Disease


  • Celiac disease is also known as gluten enteropathy or celiac sprue.
  • Intolerance to gluten, the protein component of wheat, barley, rye, and oats, is characteristic.
  • Celiac disease results in the accumulation of the amino acid glutamine, which is toxic to intestinal mucosal cells.

  • Intestinal villous atrophy occurs, which affects absorption of ingested nutrients.
  • Symptoms of the disorder occur most often between the ages of 1 and 5 years.
  • There is usually an interval of 3 to 6 months between the introduction of gluten in the diet and the onset of symptoms.
  • Strict dietary avoidance of gluten minimizes the risk of developing malignant lymphoma of the small intestine and other gastrointestinal malignancies.

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