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Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease

Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease: Introduction

Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease: Patients with Down's syndrome have a high degree of susceptibility to developing celiac disease. Up to 17% of Down's syndrome sufferers develop celiac disease but this rate varies amongst age groups and country of origin. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by intolerance to gluten by the small intestine. The type and severity of symptoms varies amongst people - some people have severe gastrointestinal symptoms from infancy whereas other have no symptoms other than fatigue or anemia during adulthood. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease is available below.

Symptoms of Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease

Treatments for Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease

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Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease:

  • Spontaneous miscarriage
  • Infertility - males and females
  • Increased risk of small bowel adenocarcinoma
  • Increased risk of small bowel lymphoma
  • Increased risk of small bowel ulcers
  • Scarring and narrowing of small bowel
  • more complications...»

Causes of Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease

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Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain,...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety...read more »

Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms of celiac disease) is linked to adverse fetal outcomes. See ...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as ...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better...read more »

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Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease

Prognosis for Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease: Delayed diagnosis can have long-term negative effects on children's growth and development. Diagnosed patients who can completely avoid gluten have a good prognosis. This can be difficult as gluten is used in a wide range of foods and ingesting even a small amount can cause symptoms. Strict avoidance of gluten means a normal life expectancy can be expected. However, up to 10% of people may eventually develop gastrointestinal cancers which can affect life expectancy.

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  1. Down's syndrome associated Celiac Disease: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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