Non-celiac gluten sensitivity as a rare cause of growth retardation in children: a case series study
Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench,
Background: non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a condition characterized by gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms which triggered by ingestion of Gluten contained compounds i.e., wheat, rye, and barley, in subjects without celiac disease or wheat allergy.
Case presentation: hereby we present five children and adolescents with final diagnosis of NCGS. All patients had failure to thrive and abdominal pain. Following gluten free diet, clinical symptoms reduced and we detected significant weight and height gain after 1 month of diet.
Conclusion: relationship between failure to thrive and NCGS is still unknown, hence according to mentioned cases, NCGS may be one of the main causes of FTT, which can be prevented by gluten free diets.
- Non-celiac gluten sensitivity, NCGS, Failure to thrive, FTT, Growth retardation
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