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A Beginner's Guide to Celiac Disease

Spotting the Symptoms

The symptoms of celiac disease in children and adults can be similar but in children there are some things that present that an adult would not be prone to. Some of the symptoms may alert a parent to that their child has celiac would be if others in the immediate and extended family suffer. Additionally in toddlers a failure to thrive, fatty or foul smelling stools, a short stature and a bloated and painful abdomen may all be signs that you should have your child tested. In older children, a short stature for the age group, chronic vomiting and diarrhea, failure to hit puberty benchmarks, weight loss and irritability are all symptoms.