Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakenly reacts to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, as if it were a poison.
Most children with celiac have non-intestinal symptoms upon diagnosis. These patients show more severe symptoms and damage to the small intestine.
Research from three U.S. hospitals reveals patients with non-classic celiac symptoms face a much longer delay in diagnosis.
Headache, short stature, bone and joint issues, mood changes and other non-gastrointestinal problems could be signs of celiac in children.
A recent study found evidence supporting the theory that an altered microbiome in infants is linked to development of celiac disease.
For years experts theorized that breastfeeding and timely introduction of gluten could protect children from celiac.
This review describes some less-frequently recognized conditions, highlights recent research and discusses benefits of the gluten-free diet.
New research from scientists at Stanford University suggests it could be possible to deactivate celiac disease by blocking a specific enzyme.
While many individuals who are diagnosed with celiac exhibit symptoms, not everyone does. But no symptoms does not mean that gluten is not causing problems.
An individual with celiac may assume all gastrointestinal issues are caused by gluten, but that may not be the cause. Learn what could be causing your symptoms.