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Who should be tested for celiac disease?

Those who fall into the following categories should be tested for celiac disease:

  • Children older than 3 and adults who are 1st-degree relatives of someone with celiac disease
  • Persistent miscarriages or infertility
  • Type I Diabetes Mellitus
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Asthma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Down Syndrome
  • Turner Syndrome
  • William’s Syndrome
  • Hashimoto’s Syndrome
  • Graves Disease
There are many other symptoms that could indicate the presence of celiac disease, including persistent gastrointestinal symptoms, bone density problems, dental enamel hypoplasia, fatigue and others. If you’re concerned about your symptoms, ask your doctor about testing. July, 2012

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