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Member Since 22 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 24 2010 11:46 AM

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In Topic: Diagnosing Infant?

22 February 2010 - 02:13 PM

I can completely relate to your situation. My daughter truly began her Celiac symptoms at 12 months, and it took another three months and alot of fighting with specialists to get the diagnosis. As already mentioned, the tests are not 100% perfect, and you may have to watch trends in his (?) eating to really understand what is causing the failure to thrive.

Has your doctor recommended a biopsy of the intestinal track yet? If so, I would recommend you do the biopsy prior to changing your diet. If you remove gluten from his (or indirectly through your) diet and he begins to improve, than the biopsy could also be inconclusive. In my daughter's situation, they actually recommended that we reintroduce gluten into her diet for three or four weeks (basically make her sick again) so that the results of the biopsy are accurate.

Also, newly diagnosed Celiacs have trouble digesting lactose as well (mainly because it is so hard on their systems). You may want to consider also removing dairy from your/his diet until he is better. At that time, you can slowly reintroduce dairy back into the system.

Hope this helps!! And best of luck!

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