Lining of the small intestine
by celiac disease
Normal small intestine villi
A serious, genetic, autoimmune disease.
Triggered by consuming gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye.
In CD patients gluten damages the villi of the small intestines making it difficult for the body to absorb nutrients.
CD can lead to other conditions including infertility, neurological disorders, some cancers, and can also trigger the onset of other autoimmune diseases.
1 in 133 people affected.
>80% undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
There is no cure for celiac disease.
Only treatment is a strict
STRONG INTEREST FROM
A treatment would have blockbuster potential.