- What is celiac disease and what causes it?
- What are the symptoms of celiac disease?
- How is it diagnosed?
- What is the prognosis?
- What is the risk for other family members or future babies?
- What treatments/therapies/medications are recommended or available?
- How will my child and our family be impacted?
- Is there any problem with putting my child on a gluten-free diet before a biopsy has proven that they have celiac disease?
- Does the gluten-free diet treat autism?
- chronic diarrhea
- weight loss, or failure to gain expected weight
- deceleration in linear growth or unexplained short stature
- abdominal pain
- indigestion or nausea and/or vomiting
- bloating or distention
- unexplained iron deficiency anemia resistant to iron supplementation (a common presenting sign)
- delayed puberty, infertility
- protein-calorie malnutrition
- recurrent aphthous stomatitis
- defects in dental enamel
- vitamin deficiencies
- other autoimmune endocrine disorders, such as thyroiditis
- neurological symptoms, including ataxia and peripheral neuropathy.
Is there any problem with putting my child on a gluten-free diet before a biopsy has proven that they have celiac disease?
Celiac Disease Foundation
Provides support, information and assistance to people affected by Celiac Disease/Dermatitis Herpetiformis (CD/DH).
Celiac Disease (MedLinePlus)
Brief description of Celiac Disease and links to many reliable sources of information; compiled and maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
Celiac Sprue (Support) Association
Information about CD, current research and trials, diet, dermatitis herpetiformis, and food labeling. Tips and educational games for children.
Celiac Disease (NDDIC)
General information and links to further sources of information; National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health.
The Gluten Free Diet Guide ( 7 KB)
Sample list of gluten-free foods; Practical Gasteroenterology.
Celiac Disease Food List (Celiac.com)
Extensive list with links to commercial sources for gluten-free products.
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|Author:||Lynne M Kerr, MD, PhD - 3/2012|
|Compiled and edited by:||URLEND Trainees, 2011-2012 - 3/2012|
|Content Last Updated:||11/2015|