Celiac Symptoms in Children

Celiac disease not taken care of damages small intestine’s lining and prevents absorption of some nutrients. In children, being lack of some nutrients can affect growth and development, in addition to the symptoms seen in adults.

In children under 2 years old, typical signs and symptoms of celiac disease include:

  • Vomiting
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Swollen belly
  • Failure to thrive
  • Poor appetite
  • Muscle wasting

Older children may experience:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Weight loss
  • Irritability
  • Short stature
  • Delayed puberty
  • Neurological symptoms, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, headaches, lack of muscle coordination and seizures

 

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