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No hay cura para la enfermedad celíaca. El único tratamiento efectivo es controlar los síntomas y prevenir complicaciones al consumir una dieta libre de gluten. Se usan medicamentos para ayudar a controlar la inflamación intestinal en casos severos. Si usted desarrolla deficiencias nutricionales o pierde masa ósea, se podría necesitar otro tratamiento.

El tratamiento involucra lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida (una dieta libre de gluten)
Otros tratamientos

En este momento, no hay tratamientos quirúrgicos para la enfermedad celíaca.


American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: Accessed March 9, 2006.

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research website. Available at: Accessed March 9, 2006.

The Merck Manual of Medical Information.17th ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc.; 2000.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: Accessed March 9, 2006.

Last reviewed December 2014 by Daus Mahnke, MD

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