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Celiac disease is a persistent intolerance to gluten present in wheat, barley, rye and oats. Untreated celiac disease can lead to cancer of the large intestine, and the only effective way to avoid the disease is to introduce a gluten-free diet. It will eliminate the symptoms and improve the comfort of your child's life.
Celiac disease in children is most often manifested growth disorders and digestive problems (chronic diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain and bloating), so if your child has such ailments, it is worth doing the appropriate tests.
Celiac disease is a genetic disorder and over 95% of patients have a typical gene system - HLA DQ2 and DQ8 predisposing to this disease. Thanks to genetic testing, the risk of developing celiac disease is virtually 100% excluded. In January 2012 The European Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has recommended the inclusion of genetic tests in standard celiac diagnosis, thanks to which in some cases a small intestine biopsy may be abandoned.
Advantages of performing a genetic test in children:
- The study analyzes two genes that predispose the disease (DQ2 and DQ8). This is a complete test.
- The test is painless and quick to carry out.
- The sample can be taken at home without exposing the child to additional stress.
- The most effective test when it comes to ruling out celiac disease - 100% certainty when ruling out the disease.
- Alternative examination for intestinal biopsy, which is an invasive procedure.
- The most modern method used in the diagnosis of celiac disease.
- The test can be done on a gluten-free diet.
You can read more about the diagnosis of celiac disease on our website: www.celiakia-badanie.pl