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Celiac Disease

Names 

Description

Patient Groups

Celiac disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.

Celiac Disease Foundation
Beyond Celiac

Prevalence

Cases in the US: ~ 3.5 million
Source: PubMed

Typical Age of onset

Celiac Disease Can Develop at Any Age
 

Symptoms

Symptoms in Children:

  • Abdominal bloating and pain
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Pale, foul-smelling, or fatty stool
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Dental enamel defects of the permanent teeth
  • Delayed growth and puberty
  • Irritability and behavioral issues
  • Short stature
  • Failure to thrive
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Symptoms in Adults:

  • Unexplained iron-deficiency
  • Fatigue
  • Bone or joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis or osteopenia (bone loss)
  • Liver disorders
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands and feet
  • Seizures or migraines
  • Missed menstrual periods
  • Infertility or recurrent miscarriage
  • Canker sores inside the mouth
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis (itchy skin rash)

Source: WebMD