The disease Sprue (pronounced "Spruh") is a congenital disorder of the small intestine, which is also called celiac disease in the child. It is a gluten intolerance. Gluten is a component of cereals. The mucous membrane of the small intestine is attacked, making it difficult to ingest nutrients from the diet. Sprue is a chronic condition that can happen at any age. The function of the mucous membrane can be restored and maintained by gluten-free nutrition.
Occurrence of gluten
Gluten is synonymously used for a group of proteins that occur in cereals.
How does a sprue noticeable?
As symptoms are z. Diarrhea, a bulging stomach, abdominal pain, and a slowing of size and weight gain in children. However, relatively non-specific symptoms are caused by deficiency symptoms, such. B. iron deficiency anemia (anemia), an indication of the presence of a sprue.
The following products can be eaten without hesitation:
- Rice, millet
- Corn, soybeans
- Meat, potatoes
- Eggs, milk
- Fruit Vegetable
With the help of a blood test special antibodies can be detected that occur in this disease. Approximately ten percent of childhood patients may also be a transient gluten allergy.