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Short Stature And Celiac Disease

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hey all moms and dads of children with celiac disease and this symptom: short stature.

i have a question for you: since we start the gluten free diet, how long does it take to start to grow at a normal velocity?

my son is 6yo, he is on the 2.5 percentil of the curve (normal range for him is 50%).

i ask this because this will be the most important parameter for us (me as mom and his doctor), and id like to know your experience.

thanks,

mara

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Hi, My son was diagnosed when he was 14 months old and he was the only one who it effected their growth (3 of my children have coeliac) It took about 6 months for him to start improving and catching up on his height. He is 14 years old now and his height is fine (although he believes he is short lol)Once everything has healed you should see improvment rather quickly

hey all moms and dads of children with celiac disease and this symptom: short stature.

i have a question for you: since we start the gluten free diet, how long does it take to start to grow at a normal velocity?

my son is 6yo, he is on the 2.5 percentil of the curve (normal range for him is 50%).

i ask this because this will be the most important parameter for us (me as mom and his doctor), and id like to know your experience.

thanks,

mara

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On 12/12/2011 at 2:50 PM, maramelia said:

hey all moms and dads of children with celiac disease and this symptom: short stature.

 

i have a question for you: since we start the gluten free diet, how long does it take to start to grow at a normal velocity?

 

my son is 6yo, he is on the 2.5 percentil of the curve (normal range for him is 50%).

 

i ask this because this will be the most important parameter for us (me as mom and his doctor), and id like to know your experience.

 

thanks,

 

mara

Mara,

I have a son that was diagnosed at the age of 13. He is now 14.5 yrs old and his growth has dropped from 75% to 15%. The Gastro that we see told me that when his small intestine is heeled is when he should start growing. I have read many articles on short stature and celiac disease and they all say that. and they also say that they usually will have catch up growth. they really don't even know exactly what causes the growth delay. My advice is to have him tracked by and endocronologist, keep checking his numbers to make sure his gluten numbers come down and periodically do an endoscopy to make sure that he doesn't have any damage in his small intestine. good luck to you. 

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3 hours ago, Smk said:

Mara,

 

This thread is over 4 years old so I doubt you'll be hearing much back but welcome to the boards.

 

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