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Celiac Disease in Children

The signs of Nurse and Childceliac disease can vary, and they appear at any age. Irritability is one of the most common symptoms in children. Other symptoms can include:

  • chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • vomiting
  • bloating and gas
  • fatigue
  • damaged or discolored tooth enamel
  • skin rashes (known as dermatitis herpetiformis)
  • iron deficiency anemia

Decreased appetite, poor weight gain, delayed growth or puberty, and thin bones or frequent fractures are among the more upsetting of these symptoms.

By the time these symptoms have appeared, some damage to the child’s small intestine has already occurred. If you think your child may have celiac disease, contact your pediatrician immediately.

Below are links to other pages on our site that may be helpful to you and your children.

Diagnosis & Treatment
Helpful information on what to expect when being tested for Celiac Disease as well what is required to treat this disease if you are diagnosed with it.

Symptom Checklist
A checklist you can fill out and print to take with you when you speak with your pediatrician.

Kids and Youth
Here you will find essential information on navigation the school system, plus tips for college-bound celiacs.

 

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