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Celiac Disease - Prevention

Celiac disease can't be prevented.

If you already have celiac disease, you can prevent symptoms—and damage to your small intestine—by eating a gluten-free diet.

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Some adults with celiac disease have a poorly functioning or nonfunctional spleen, which is a risk factor for developing a pneumococcal infection. For this reason, your doctor may recommend that you get immunized with the pneumococcal vaccine.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: September 16, 2013
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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