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Celiac disease (also known as CD, celiac sprue, or gluten intolerance) in children tends to have digestive disorders that may result in growth problems. Celiac disease prevents the body from absorbing essential nutrients (nutrient malabsorption) resulting in diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal distention, failure to thrive,...

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which the lining of the large intestine (colon) becomes inflamed and ulcers develop, which produce mucus and pus. UC occurs when the body's immune system mistakes food and other necessary materials in the intestine for...

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children is a digestive disorder in which the gastric acid from the stomach moves upward into the esophagus. Most people have gastric acid reflux occasionally; however, if reflux is occurring frequently, it can develop into GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is the result...