What are the GI symptoms of celiac disease (sprue)?

Updated: Nov 29, 2019
  • Author: Stephan U Goebel, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Gastrointestinal symptoms may include the following:

  • Diarrhea - 45-85% of patients

  • Flatulence - 28% of patients

  • Borborygmus - 35-72% of patients

  • Weight loss - 45% of patients; in infants and young children with untreated celiac disease, failure to thrive and growth retardation are common

  • Weakness and fatigue - 78-80% of patients; usually related to general poor nutrition

  • Severe abdominal pain - 34-64% of patients

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