Monday, April 11, 2011

History of Medicine

In the history of medicine, a Dutch pediatrician recognized an association between a particular disease and historical events. Patients with the disease (most often age 10-40) present with bulky foul-smelling steatorrhea and flatulence. However, during food shortages in the Second World War, patients' symptoms improved. After the war, the symptoms resumed.

Challenge: This disease was possibly first described by Aretaeus from Cappadocia in 2 AD. Do you know what it is?

Image is shown under GNU Free Documentation License, from Wikipedia.


Anonymous said...

Celiac Disease

Anonymous said...

Coeliac disease?

arif said...

cealiac disease

Rockstar said...

Celiac disease (Gluten intolerance). Picture shown are wheat plants, a source of gluten, which must be avoided by sufferers of the disease to prevent intestinal damage.

daisy said...


Craig Chen said...

you guys are good :)
History of Medicine

This describes celiac disease or gluten intolerance. The picture shows wheat which is a source of gluten.

Source: UpToDate.