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In infants, gluten-sensitivity usually develops between the ages of 6 months and 2 years, as the child is exposed to wheat-based foods.

The child has usually been healthy but then develops:

  • chronic diarrhoea
  • steatorrhoea
  • abdominal distension
  • failure to thrive

The child is frequently irritable and anorexic, and may vomit. It may be hypotonic.

Weight gain is usually impaired more than growth; the child will tend to appear wasted.

In later, undiagnosed cases it may cause short stature or delayed puberty.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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