A patient recently diagnosed with celiac disease wants to know more about what foods he should avoid. Which of the following should be included in the discharge instructions as a food to avoid?


• Rye bread contains gluten, which must be avoided in celiac disease

• The other choices are common food allergies, but do not relate to celiac disease

• Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that causes chronic diarrhea, failure to thrive, and fatigue. The cause is genetic predisposition

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