CELIAC DISEASE

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Lining of the small intestine

Villi damaged/flattend

by celiac disease

Normal small intestine villi

Normal villi

Celiac disease

  • 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.

PREVALENCE

3.5 M

U.S.

5 M

Europe

>15 M

ROW

1 in 133 people affected.

>80% undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

There is no cure for celiac disease.

Only treatment is a strict

gluten-free diet.

STRONG INTEREST FROM

BIG PHARMA

A treatment would have blockbuster potential.