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International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2015, 3(4), 132-135
DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-3-4-1
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The Relationship of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Celiac Disease and Gluten-free Diet

Anna Szaflarska-Popławska1,

1Department of Pediatric Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Function Testing, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

Pub. Date: November 16, 2015

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Anna Szaflarska-Popławska. The Relationship of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Celiac Disease and Gluten-free Diet. International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2015; 3(4):132-135. doi: 10.12691/ijcd-3-4-1


Children with autistic disorders suffer from various gastrological abnormalities more frequently compared to the overall population. Coincidence of autistic disorders and celiac disease is probably a concurrency of two common diseases. However, in order to assess the connection between autistic disorders and non-celiac gluten sensitivity it is necessary to carry out further studies. Gluten-free diet should not be applied in all patients with autistic disorders, but there probably is a group of patients with the diet-related autism phenotype, who can benefit from dietary therapy.

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