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How common is celiac disease in children?

How common is celiac disease in children?

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. ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

A disease caused by an immune system reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more


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What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption in children?

Does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption in children?

It Can: Only if you restrict the diet too significantly can there be nutritional issues. Substitute with an appropriate food or multivitamin. Please discuss with your doctor or request a dietitian consult. ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

Not necessarily: Lyme is a complex illness. Some who have it become quite ill, while others have mild symptoms. This depends on the strain of lyme bacteria, genetics of the patient, presence of co-infections like babesia & bartonella & factors that affect immune function like nutrition, parasites, heavy metals, mold exposure & stress.Thus, like adults, some children become quite ill but others have minimal symptoms. ...Read more

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What is involved in celiac disease screening?

What is involved in celiac disease screening?

Bloodwork: Celiac disease is usually screened for (in the right patient) with blood tests. Depending on the results of these blood tests, you may be referred to a gastroenterologist to get a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. You have to be on a regular diet (not gluten-free!) for these tests to be valid. ...Read more

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Do the children of two parents who both have celiac disease always have the disease?

Do the children of two parents who both have celiac disease always have the disease?

Usually yes: Celiac disease is inherited mainly in an autosomal recessive way, meaning that two parents with celiac disease are both likely to have 2 celiac disease genes each. Their child gets one celiac disease gene from each parent, so he also is born with 2 celiac disease genes. That means the child is at high risk for getting the disease, but if he is very very lucky, it might not happen. ...Read more

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Why is the topic of chronic Lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in Lyme disease treatment?

Why is the topic of chronic Lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in Lyme disease treatment?

See below: Most infectious disease docs follow the guidelines of the idsa ; are either unaware of or willfully ignore a large body of sound science that proves without question that lyme infection can persist after what they consider to be adequate treatment.See http://bit.Ly/1px4fnq ; http://bit.Ly/1ffxjxl ; http://www.Lymeinfo.Net/lymefiles.Html ; http://bit.Ly/qcegra ; http://bit.Ly/orugxl for details. ...Read more

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How do infectious disease states in the pediatric patient differ from adult disease states?

How do infectious disease states in the pediatric patient differ from adult disease states?

Less tolerance: The pediatric patient has less reserve and tolerance for any disease or medical problem that their adult relations. The pediatric immune system is also less well developed, making them more susceptible to some problems. ...Read more

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Is pku and huntington disease the same disease entity?

Is pku and huntington disease the same disease entity?

Some comments: Pku is a problem with children and this needs early diagnosis to prevent profound complications. Huntington's chorea is an autosomal dominant disorder occurring later in life, and is relatively rare, but genetic counseling might be valuable. Neither disorder has any relationship to the other. ...Read more

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How is chronic lung disease in infancy diagnosed?

How is chronic lung disease in infancy diagnosed?

See below: History, physical examination, laboratory tests, x-rays and specialized testing. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for people with scids disease?

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Still guarded unless: Many states implemented routine screening of scid (severe combined immunodeficiency disease) in newborn period recent years. Early detection and bone marrow transplantation allow bright future. ...Read more

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Is autism associated with celiac disease?

Is autism associated with celiac disease?

No: Autism is a complex neurobiological inherited disorder that is worsened by environmental toxins. Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that prevents absorption of gluten from the diet. There is no scientific evidence the two are related. Years ago, there was a flurry of thinking that malabsorption of gluten could lead to or worsen autism. This has been disproven. ...Read more

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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease typically treated?

Celiac: Strict avoidance of any gluten containing products with supplementation of vitamins and minerals for whatever is lost with the elimination of gluten from the diet. ...Read more

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Will legionnaires' disease effect children, the elderly, or adults differently?

Will legionnaires' disease effect children, the elderly, or adults differently?

Yes: The disease is a result of inhaling droplets or soil contaminated by the legionella bacterium. Not everyone who is exposed will get this. Risk factors include age over 65 years, low immunity, smoking, steroid treatment, chronic lung disease and occupational (air conditioner maintainers). ...Read more

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How is celiac disease generally diagnosed?

How is celiac disease generally diagnosed?

Blood tests, biopsy: Celiac disease is diagnosed by finding certain types on antibodies on a blood test. A small intestine biopsy can be used for diagnosis. There is also a blood test to see if a person has the genes that are seen in celiac disease patients. ...Read more

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What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

Belly aches: There are many ... Abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, bloated feeling. The more subtle sign might be growth delay - not growing as quickly as other kids. Also, certain kinds of rashes are subtle signs of celiac (look-up dermatitis herpetiformis). The trigger is wheat containing foods and other products. ...Read more

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What treatment is there for celiac disease?

What treatment is there for celiac disease?

Strict gluten-free: Celiac disease (cd) is an immune-mediated enteropathy that inflames &destroys small intestinal lining. It is triggered in genetically-determined persons by dietary exposure to gluten (protein found in wheat, barley, rye). Distinguish cd from gluten sensitivity where patients manifest GI upset but no inflammation when eating gluten in food. Only current cd treatment is ABSOLUTE gluten avoidance. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for celiac disease?

What are the treatment options for celiac disease?

Gluten-free diet: The treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet. A person's symptoms should go away and stay away if he remains gluten-free. Gluten-free grains include corn, rice, millet, quinoa, sorghum, buckwheat, etc... ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for refractory celiac disease?

What are the treatment options for refractory celiac disease?

Compliance is key: The first step is to make sure you are truly following a gluten-free diet. Gluten can hide in substances like beer and some pills. Consult with a dietician to make sure. If this is still a problem, consult with a gastroenterologist to perform other tests to make sure there's no other inflammatory process going on or other causes. There's a medicine called "budesonide" they may try. ...Read more

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What is the typical treatment plan for someone just diagnosed with celiac disease, aside from avoiding gluten?

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That's it: There is research ongoing to find a treatment but currently avoidance is the only answer. For the neuropathy, be sure to check for vit B12 def. ...Read more

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Can inflammation from celiac disease be treated with steroids? Is that customary or is altering diet only treatment?

Can inflammation from celiac disease be treated with steroids? Is that customary or is altering diet only treatment?

Only diet: The main treatment for celiac disease is to avoid eating any foods that contain gluten. Even the smallest amount of gluten is harmful and can cause symptoms in some people. No steroid. ...Read more

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Does a low result for HNK1 CD8-CD57+ Lymphs (15/uL, ref 60-360) indicate that further investigation or treatment is required, if I have Celiac disease?

Does a low result for HNK1 CD8-CD57+ Lymphs (15/uL, ref 60-360) indicate that further investigation or treatment is required, if I have Celiac disease?

Probably: One will need to evaluate a test based on the whole disease presentation. The question is why was the test obtained in th4e first place since this is not the usual test to monitor celiac disease. Another consideration is whether this was a lab error especially when the finding is not compatible with the disease suspected. ...Read more

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What are the chances of passing my celiac disease to my children?

What are the chances of passing my celiac disease to my children?

5-10%: There are genetic influences in celiac disease but these increase susceptibility rather than predict outcome. Even identical twins do not always share the disorder. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption in children?

It Can: Only if you restrict the diet too significantly can there be nutritional issues. Substitute with an appropriate food or multivitamin. Please discuss with your doctor or request a dietitian consult. ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease in children?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for celiac disease?

Is there a cure for celiac disease?

NO: Celiac disease is a disease where the presence of gluten - a product of wheat causes inflammation in the gut. Although there is no cure for celiac disease eating gluten free foods, which in this day and age are readily found in most supermarkets, aleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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Do the children of two parents who both have celiac disease always have the disease?

Usually yes: Celiac disease is inherited mainly in an autosomal recessive way, meaning that two parents with celiac disease are both likely to have 2 celiac disease genes each. Their child gets one celiac disease gene from each parent, so he also is born with 2 celiac disease genes. That means the child is at high risk for getting the disease, but if he is very very lucky, it might not happen. ...Read more

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What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

Belly aches: There are many ... Abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, bloated feeling. The more subtle sign might be growth delay - not growing as quickly as other kids. Also, certain kinds of rashes are subtle signs of celiac (look-up dermatitis herpetiformis). The trigger is wheat containing foods and other products. ...Read more

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Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Increased risk: There are heritable predispositions but it is still more likely the child will NOT develop the disease (4 to 1). ...Read more

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What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more

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How to test for celiac disease? If i've celiac dis., how is related to my entire left body pain(found i’m vitamin d/b12 deficent)? Cure for celiac dis?

How to test for celiac disease? If i've celiac dis., how is related to my entire left body pain(found i’m vitamin d/b12 deficent)? Cure for celiac dis?

You would need...: To get tested by your primary care provider for gluten autoantibodies. After that, a biopsy from the small intestine would need to be done. If the diagnosis were confirmed, you can manage the symptoms of celiac disease by having a gluten free diet, but unfortunately there is no cure. ...Read more

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