Demystifying Celiac Disease in Kids: Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies

Affecting many body systems, celiac disease presents in a multitude of ways – sometimes with no digestive symptoms. Pediatric gastroenterologist Mala Setty, MD, explains the steps to accurate diagnosis, including when biopsy is required. She provides a flowchart for distinguishing celiac from other gluten-related disorders, a timeline for patient improvement on a gluten-free diet, and clarifications on the “gluten-free” product label.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Mala Setty, MD

Mala Setty, MD

Pediatric gastroenterologist

"I aim to build strong relationships with parents and caregivers to improve the care for children with chronic gastrointestinal diseases."

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