Saturday, October 24, 2009

Seizures, Gluten and Celiac

Even in families with a history of celiac disease, celiac disease is often missed by pediatricians and neurologists, who don't understand that celiac can be "silent" presenting not with the typical gut symptoms but with neurological symptoms which are caused by the child not absorbing vitamins. Seizures can often be an early sign of celiac. All children with seizures should be screened for celiac by a doctor who does both blood tests and genetic tests, like the Prometheus Celiac Plus panel.

I had the opportunity to sit next to the Murphy family at the Celiac Disease Center gala and hear their amazing story. Here is the Mystery Diagnosis which tells their story.