Center for Celiac Research: Celiac & Children

Information about children and celiac disease, including symptoms at different ages, what to tell your doctor, getting tested, and more.

Thousands of people with celiac disease have gone years being misdiagnosed or undiagnosed by their doctors. Don’t let that happen to your child.

Symptoms in children

How is the child developing?

  • Slowly
  • Not gaining weight
  • Losing weight

Under age three:

  • Growth failure
  • Diarrhea
  • Projectile vomiting
  • Abdominal bloating/distention

Older children:

  • Crankiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Personality changes
  • Poor memory

Help for parents and families


Harvard Medical School Celiac Program

Improving the quality of life for people with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders is the goal of the Harvard Medical School Celiac Research Program.


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