Tissue Transglutaminase (IgA)
Coeliac disease is a well defined, serious illness where the body’s immune system attacks itself when gluten is eaten. This causes damage to the lining of the gut and means that the body cannot properly absorb nutrients from food. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease.
Coeliac disease is common, affecting approximately 1 in 100 people. However, this rises to 1 in 10 people if a close family member has the condition or if you already suffer from an autoimmune disease. It is controlled by eliminating gluten from the diet.