Celiac disease more common in children with irritable bowel syndrome
(dailyRx News) Celiac disease is not common among children, but it may have been underdiagnosed until recent years. Knowing risk factors for it may help parents.
A recent study found that children with irritable bowel syndrome were four times more likely to have celiac disease than children without irritable bowel syndrome.
The findings were based on a study of nearly 1,000 children in Italy who were assessed for stomach problems.
The study findings mean that parents of children with irritable bowel syndrome may want to ask about screening for celiac disease.
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