U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Celiac Disease

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is the only national nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity, the major cause of serious chronic diseases. AARDA is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner. AARDA provides patients with information and referrals through its national toll-free patient information line, 1-800-598-4668. AARDA also provides information on its Web site, www.aarda.org.

Review Date: Monday, May 23, 2011

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Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc.

The Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc. (CSA/USA) is a non-profit, national support organization which offers information and referral services concerning celiac sprue, a disease caused by intolerance to gluten, and dermatitis herpetiformis, another gluten-related disorder. Information is available about children and adults with the condition, and is provided to health educators, health professionals and the general public. Staff have access to a medical advisory board for questions which consumers may not be able to have answered through their local health system. CSA/USA does not charge for telephone information or referral services; materials are available at no charge or a nominal cost. CSA/USA provides its services nationwide through 113 chapters and 60 resource units.

Review Date: Friday, December 12, 2008

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