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How common is celiac disease in children?

Michael Albertson, MD
Gastroenterology
Experts believe about 1 in 200 children may have celiac disease. If you have a child who is not growing well or has all kinds of stomach troubles or bowel problems, the pediatrician should probably check him or her for celiac disease.

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