Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign Feature Articles

New! Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Not everyone with celiac disease has digestive symptoms. For some people, the only sign of the disease is an intensely itchy skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. This article describes dermatitis herpetiformis, which affects 15 to 25 percent of people with celiac disease.

Celiac Disease and Reproductive Problems
Infertility, recurrent spontaneous abortion, and preterm delivery are among the reproductive problems that can affect women with celiac disease. Men with celiac disease can experience reduced fertility and sexual dysfunction. This article describes research into the connection between celiac disease and reproductive problems and offers one woman’s story.

Dental Enamel Defects and Celiac Disease
Celiac disease manifestations can extend beyond the classic gastrointestinal problems, affecting any organ or body system. One of these manifestations—dental enamel defects—can help dentists and other health care providers identify people who may have celiac disease and refer them to a gastroenterologist. This article describes dental enamel defects, as well as other oral health problems, that could be related to celiac disease.

Camps for Children with Celiac Disease Prove Popular
Children with celiac disease don't have to miss out on the summer camp experience. This article provides information about camps that cater to children with celiac disease. They offer all the fun and adventure of any other summer camp—in a food safe environment.

Children and Celiac Disease: Going Back to School
Going back to school is usually full of excitement and anticipation. But for parents of children with celiac disease, it can also be a time of anxiety. This article looks at how health care providers—including doctors, nurses, and dietitians—can support parents’ efforts to protect their children’s health at school and school-related functions.

Restaurants Increasingly Cater to People with Celiac Disease
People with celiac disease like to eat out too. But when they walk into a restaurant, they need to know there are gluten-free options. This article looks at the growing trend of restaurants that offer gluten-free menu items to customers.

Staying Gluten-Free this Holiday Season
Food is a big part of holiday celebrations, creating special dietary challenges for people with celiac disease. This article offers tips to help people with celiac disease enjoy holiday favorites while sticking to a gluten-free diet.

Traveling With Celiac Disease
Travel can present some dietary challenges if you have celiac disease. But with some planning, you can eat safely when traveling by land, sea, or air and maintain a gluten-free diet once you reach your destination. In this article, celiac disease experts offer their suggestions for safe and healthy eating during travel.