Children with celiac disease have an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and other foods. The University of Chicago Medicine home to a comprehensive Celiac Disease Center--the only one in the Midwest. The center provides diagnosis, treatment, support, and education to families with children who must maintain a gluten-free diet.
The center’s world-renowned investigators are actively involved in leading-edge research on the cause of intestinal damage in children with celiac disease.
In addition, our program is run by an international expert in celiac disease and author of numerous publications on this topic. His studies have led to new guidelines for diagnosing the condition.
Our Celiac Disease Center offers comprehensive support for patients with gluten intolerance and their families. We also publish a newsletter, conduct free screenings, answer questions online, offer a downloadable e-book on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet and host regular events dedicated to patients with celiac disease and their families.