What causes flatulence and borborygmus in celiac disease?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Stephan U Goebel, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Flatulence (28% of patients) and borborygmus (35-72% of patients) results from the release of gas by the intestinal bacterial flora feasting on undigested and unabsorbed food materials and often becomes excessive or even explosive.


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