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how common is celiac disease in children?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe 1% (1 in 100): Celiac disease affects about 1 in 100 people, to about 1 in 150 people. The exact numbers are not certain, but it affects a little less than 1% of the population.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Less Common: Less common than in adults but it is still a possibility. If your child has the symptoms, then getting evaluated is never a bad idea. You can also just start by removing gluten from the diet and seeing if there is an improvement.
Answered on Nov 14, 2012

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