Celiac Disease Resources

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a chronic condition affecting the small intestine, and is a permanent sensitivity to gluten – a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. To learn more about how celiac disease is diagnosed and treated in children, download the GIKids Fact Sheet on Celiac Disease.

 

 

Update on COVID-19 and children with Celiac Disease:

Celiac disease is not considered to be an immunocompromised state in children, and in itself is not known to be a risk factor for severe disease. Like everyone, children with celiac disease should exercise careful infection control practices, including washing hands with soap and water frequently and for at least 20 seconds, and avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth.

Patients with other medical conditions should refer to their provider for further disease specific guidance and to information provided by local health authorities. Resources on COVID-19.

 

 

 

Fact Sheets

Resources

Educational support for the NASPGHAN Foundation’s Celiac Disease Education Campaign was provided by supporters University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research and Prometheus Therapeutics and Diagnostics.

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation
The NASPGHAN Council For Pediatric Nutrition Professionals
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