What are the symptoms for celiac sprue in an infant and how do you diagnose it in an infant?

See below. The symptoms may present as failure to thrive, with inadequate weight gain, and a possible effect on height. Your child may also have chronic diarrhea. The gold standard for diagnosis is a biopsy of the small intestines. Labs can be ordered, which may help in the diagnosis.

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What symptoms of celiac disease can infants get if they are not on solid foods yet?

No gluten, no sprue. "celiac" symptoms: colicky, crampy, fussy, maybe diarrhea are common in infants. Classical celiac disease occurs after weaning, eating grains like wheat, barley, rye, triticale (contain gluten). Not noted if solely breast feeding. Symptoms can occur later in life. Read more...

Can infants have celiac disease or gluten intolerance?

Yes. Yes, but may not show symptoms for years. While milk fed, will not seee any symptoms until those foods are introduced. Read more...