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Is celiac disease always associated with severe malnutrition?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

People with celiac suffer from a wide range of severity of symptoms.
Yes, some are malnurished. Others have mild intermittent abdominal pain, some have fatigue and yet others have rashes as their main problem.

In brief: No

People with celiac suffer from a wide range of severity of symptoms.
Yes, some are malnurished. Others have mild intermittent abdominal pain, some have fatigue and yet others have rashes as their main problem.
Dr. Manav Singla
Dr. Manav Singla
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are variable degrees of involvement even without avoidance of gluten.
Of course, once celiac disease is recognized avoidance of all gluten-containing foods resolves in resolution of intestinal injury, malabsorption and malnutrition.

In brief: No

There are variable degrees of involvement even without avoidance of gluten.
Of course, once celiac disease is recognized avoidance of all gluten-containing foods resolves in resolution of intestinal injury, malabsorption and malnutrition.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Not always

Depending on duration of disease and eating habits, it may or may not lead to malnutrition and severity will be variable.

In brief: Not always

Depending on duration of disease and eating habits, it may or may not lead to malnutrition and severity will be variable.
Dr. Ernest Fischer
Dr. Ernest Fischer
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