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Coleslawcat

Celiac In 9 Month Old?

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Please help me understand this. I have celiac disease. I also have an amazing pediatrician for my children who understands that it can be very tricky to diagnose celiac and my children need to be monitored more closely because of my diagnosis. The pedi orders a celiac panel run on my kids every time they have bloodwork done for any reason, figuring it's a good way to possibly catch it quickly without subjecting them to extra pokes. My 9 month old had an allergic reaction to bananas. The doctor wanted an allergy panel run to find out if there are any other allergies and also ran the celiac panel. The allergy panel is still pending, but the celiac panel came back slightly elevated. She just called to tell me a short while ago and said she needed to do more research to find out what that means because she hasn't had any elevated results in babies that young before. Does this mean he likely has celiac too? Is there another possible explanation. I'm not sure exactly what tests were ordered or what his results were. I wasn't thinking all that clearly when she called, I just wasn't expecting her to say that when he's only had a very small amount of gluten so far in his diet.

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Yes it is quite possible your little one is celiac. You have a great ped to stay on top of this. Since false negatives are quite common in children I would think the positive test is significant. Since celiac can produce many problems not just in growth and tummy issues but also in behavior and learning it is good that this was caught early.

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