The nurse is caring for a teenager recently diagnosed with celiac disease. When providing discharge instructions, the nurse should tell the patient to avoid:


•The basic problem in celiac disease is a sensitivity or immunologic response to protein, particularly the gluten factor of protein found in wheat, rye, oats, and barley.

•When children with celiac disease ingest gluten, changes occur in the intestinal mucosa that prevents absorption of foods across the intestinal mucosa.

•Rice, cheese and milk do not contain gluten.

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