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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:18 pm 
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Interesting ...

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To find out, Peter Toftedal, MD, of Odense University Hospital, Denmark, created a questionnaire for parents. The five items elicit information on recurrent abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, constipation, and lack of height and weight gain:

* Has your child ever suffered from abdominal pain more than twice during the last three months?
* Has your child ever had diarrhea lasting more than two weeks?


http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorder ... ac-disease

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:41 pm 
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the one major problem with this study (that I can see from glancing over it quickly. may have missed something): they are assuming that the kids who did *not* have GI symptoms and who were therefore not tested did not have celiac. (So, in fact, there were probably *more* cases of undetected celiac.)

Today, we know that a lot of folks with celiac don't have the classic symptoms.

(I'm getting this info. from the Celiac Center at Columbia U's website.)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:31 pm 
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Mmm, height and weight aren't GI issues.

I know what you mean re not just "classic" symptoms - but I still found it interesting that they found that much undiagnosed.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:50 pm 
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I'm looking into Celiacs, as both my kids are very small for their age, and have grown very slowly after being 50% at birth, up to about 12 months. I've read that some people exhibit almost no symptoms, except for slow growth in ht/wt. DD occasionally will complain of a sore tummy, but I'm not sure if it's a real problem or she uses it as a way out of eating portions of her dinner she doesn't like (veggies,etc).

I'm getting a referral to go back to the ped that checked DD out for slow growth a couple of years ago to see if he tested for this, but I doubt he did, as he probably asked if she had GI symptoms and ruled it out when I said no.

DH has Crohn's disease, which I mentioned to the ped, but he didn't seem to think it was relevent.

I might try that home test, depending on how long we have to wait to see the ped.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:34 pm 
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FYI, have you seen our article on celiac called "Catching It in Kids"?

http://www.allergicliving.com/features.asp?copy_id=94

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