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“Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by inflammation of the small intestine’s absorption surface, induced in genetically predisposed individuals by ingestion of wheat, rye or barley. Specific peptides of these grains, collectively called gluten, elicit an inappropriate immune response that damages the surface of the small intestine, causing malabsorption of nutrients. A gluten-free diet for life is the only effective therapy in reversing the damage and complications."
It seems Celiac disease can result in infertility and could be a condition that those who are diagnosed with ‘unexplained infertility’ need to be screened for.