Asymptomatic Celiac Disease in Children with Trisomy 21 at 26 Months of Age or Less

Authors

1 Professor of Pediatrics Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio USA

2 Professor of Pediatrics SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, New York USA

Abstract

We report three cases of asymptomatic celiac disease identified in children with Down syndrome after being screened at around twenty-four months of age.  These cases raise the question as to what age is screening for celiac disease indicated in a child with Down syndrome and no symptoms.

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