Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 7-2017

Document Type

Project

Course Number

N5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan & Dr. Sue Butz

Keywords

gluten, autoimmune disorder, digestive disorder, dermatitis herpetiformis, gluten-free diet, villous atrophy

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Digestive disorders are among a long list of conditions patients may seek care for. In recent years, celiac disease is a digestive disorder that has received much attention from both patients and the healthcare community. Due to the considerable symptom variance among patients, celiac disease often goes undiagnosed or is mistaken for another disease process. Celiac disease has become the one of the most common autoimmune inherited disorders in the United States. Celiac disease can range from asymptomatic to malabsorption in severe cases. The only treatment option currently available to patients is a life-long gluten free diet.

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Nursing Commons

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