I just hope doctors use delayed growth as a tool to halp diagnose celiac disease and not as a criterion
"In the children with celiac disease, 57 percent of the girls and 48 percent of the boys had abnormal growth two years before their diagnosis, they found. But the children weren't diagnosed until about age 6 for girls and about age 7 for boys, the researchers said."
As long as they can keep in mind that it is roughly half of celiac children who experience slowed growth - it's not everyone. I was off the growth chart as a child - very tall. Sometimes I wonder if that is one of the reasons the doctor never considered a celiac disease diagnosis for me when I first saw the doctors about my symptoms in elementary school.