Common symptoms of celiac disease in children include impaired growth and development, decreased appetite, chronic constipation, chronic loose bowel movements, bloating and stomach pain, irritability and exhaustion, states WebMD. Children with celiac disease may also be unable to gain weight.
Celiac disease is known to manifest around 300 possible symptoms. However, some patients diagnosed with this condition are asymptomatic, states the Celiac Disease Foundation. When detected in children, the most common among these symptoms are digestive problems.
Celiac disease may also lead to malnutrition in children due to the inadequate amount of vital nutrients absorbed by the body. Other known symptoms include retching, dental damage and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.