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


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

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

Incorrect options:

• Rice, cheese, and milk do not contain gluten.

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