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A gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease. If you are concerned that your child may have celiac disease, a diagnosis should always be confirmed with the help of an experienced physician. Our specialists have the expertise to make the diagnosis and help families manage the disease.
To diagnose celiac, physicians usually test a person's blood to measure for higher than normal levels of certain autoantibodies in their blood. Fortunately, the disease is well managed with a change in diet. Because treatment for celiac is nutritional, the program emphasizes patient education, and we offer a range of patient- and family-centered programs about living with and managing celiac disease.
Our multidisciplinary team includes experts in:
Our program supports families at every stage of diagnosis and treatment through nutritional, educational, psychological, and medical support. To learn more about what an appointment in our multidisciplinary clinic looks like, or to schedule an appointment, please visit our clinic page.
For more information about the Celiac Disease Program, please call 202-476-3032 or email us.