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How do symptoms of celiac disease tend to appear in children and adults?

Children tend to have the more “classic” signs of celiac disease, including growth problems, failure to thrive, chronic diarrhea/constipation, recurring abdominal bloating and pain, fatigue and irritability. Adults tend to have symptoms that are not entirely gastrointestinal in nature. Recent research has demonstrated than only a third of adult patients diagnosed with celiac disease experience diarrhea. The most common sign of celiac disease in adults is iron deficiency anemia that does not respond to iron therapy. July, 2012