Keyword: symptoms

Is Palilalia a symptom of celiac disease in children?

Palilalia can be a symptom of Tourette syndrome, obsessive/compulsive disorder, autism and neurological diseases such as a stroke, but it has not been reported in children with celiac disease, as far as we know.

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What are some of the symptoms of celiac disease?

Recurring abdominal bloating/pain Chronic diarrhea/constipation Vomiting Liver and biliary tract disorders (transaminitis, fatty liver, primary sclerosing cholangitis, etc.) Weight loss Pale, foul-smelling stool Iron-deficiency anemia that does not respond to iron therapy Fatigue Failure to thrive or short stature Delayed puberty Pain in the joints Tingling numbness in the legs Pale sores inside the mouth… Read more »

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How is it possible for someone to have damaged villi and not have symptoms?

We actually don’t know why some people have damaged villi without symptoms. It’s possibly because the extent of the damaged villi is small and limited to the area of the biopsies, and the rest of the intestine (there are seven yards of it!) is compensating for the damaged area.

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Are having the genes and symptoms enough to diagnose celiac disease?

No. Many people have the genes and the symptoms, but do not have the disease. It’s difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are common to many health disorders. In addition, nearly 1/3 of the population has at least one of the genes and many never develop the disease.

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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… Read more »

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