Pediatric celiac disease symptoms vary by age

11/23/2008 | U.S. News & World Report

Celiac disease can be a difficult diagnosis because symptoms often are vague, but the American Academy of Family Physicians has some signs to watch out for in children. Babies may have abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea, along with a failure to gain weight. Young children may have nausea, appetite loss, mouth sores, anemia and a skin rash, while teens might experience stunted growth, delayed puberty and hair loss.

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