Gluten-free doesn’t always work for coeliac kids

The proportion of children with coeliac disease who continue to have serious intestinal abnormalities despite a gluten-free diet may be much higher than previously thought.

Around one in five paediatric coeliac patients have high-grade enteropathy at least a year after going gluten-free, according to research from the Harvard School of Medicine in the US.

Its authors say data on persistent enteropathy in coeliac children is scant, but