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Celiac disease (CD) is a digestive autoimmune disorder, and prevalent among human-being worldwide, irrespective of gender, race, and ethnicity. Due to celiac disease an intestine get damaged, and become cumbersome for patients to absorb nutrients like fat, calcium, iron, and folate. This study is an attempt to make the quantitative study of research output on celiac disease (CD). Data of this study is obtained from Scopus ( online database for the period 2001-12, and analyzed with different viewpoints. The study reveals that (14356) papers were published during the period under study. The highest number of papers (1604) was produced in the year 2011. Overall, number of papers has enlarged each year. USA is found the most productive country in celiac disease research which has (19.68 percent) share of total world publications. The USA publications have received total (27973) citations with (9.79) average citations per publication. The study concluded that the significant area of celiac disease research remains the medicine which has (86.82 percent) share of total research output. Adults have been main focal point of research, which account the highest publications share (37.35 percent) amongst other categories. UniversitàdegliStudi di Napoli Federico II, Italy is identified the most productive institution in celiac disease research which have contributed highest number of publications (231 papers; 6800 citations; h-index value 41). MarkkuMaki from University Hospital of Tampere, Finland is the most productive author who have contributed 157 publications, and received (5250) citations. Lastly, inferences have drawn based on this study which shall be beneficial to scientists in planning the strategies to combat this disease.