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Reducing Your Risk of Celiac Disease
There are no current guidelines for preventing celiac disease.
However, if your infant is at increased risk for celiac disease, talk to his or her doctor about the best time to introduce foods containing gluten.
Ask your doctor about a screening test for you and your children if celiac disease runs in your family.
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Celiac disease (gluten enteropathy). Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/malabsorption-syndromes/celiac-disease. Updated May 2014. Accessed December 31, 2015.
11/23/2015 DynaMed Plus Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114570/Celiac-disease: Pinto-Sánchez MI, Verdu EF, et al. Gluten introduction to infant feeding and risk of celiac disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pediatr. 2015 Oct 20.
- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 12/2015
- Update Date: 11/23/2015