Catch-up growth in 60 children with celiac disease.

@article{Damen1994CatchupGI,
  title={Catch-up growth in 60 children with celiac disease.},
  author={G M Damen and Bramiene R Boersma and Jan Maarten Wit and Hugo S. A. Heymans},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={1994},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          394-400
        }
}
The growth pattern of 28 girls and 32 boys with celiac disease was analyzed up to the ages of 10 and 12 years, respectively. Fifty-four patients (90%) were diagnosed before 4 years of age and six patients (10%) between 5 and 9 years of age. At diagnosis, 18 of 60 patients (30%) had a height SD score below -2.0, and 45 of 59 patients (76%) had a weight-for-height below the median. The mean height SD score showed increasing growth retardation in the year before diagnosis, relatively quick catch… CONTINUE READING
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