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celiac crisis
1. A sudden worsening of the clinical state of an infant or child with celiac disease (gluten enteropathy) resulting from the ingestion of wheat germ-containing food, even in minute amounts, in those who are in the process of recovery on a gluten-free diet.
2. The rapid onset of malnutrition in celiac (abdominal) disease with severe watery diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, and acidosis.

Vigorous antibiotic and nutritional therapy is required.

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celiac disease (s) (noun), celiac diseases (pl)
An autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.
celiac trunk (s) (noun), celiac trunks (pl)
An anatomical part of the body that comes up from the abdominal aorta or main artery which carries blood from the heart to other parts of the body: "Most of the blood supply for the liver, stomach, spleen, gallbladder, pancreas, and duodenum comes from this celiac trunk."
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