Celiac Disease Symptoms and Treatment
Celiac Disease is a chronic disorder of infants and young children similar to sprue. corrected, the child may show marked deficiency symptoms and fail to grow normally.
The disease usualy comes on within the first few years of life. The child becomes irritable, does not eat normally, feels weak, and fails to grow. Many of the children do not tolerate carbohydrate foods very well. The disease closely resembles sprue, although there are some minor differences.
Follow the method of treatment suggested for sprue, gradually increasing the diet as the child is able to absorb more food. Do not give starchy food until there has been satisfactory growth and development. Most children eventually recover, although it may take a year or more to do so.
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