Gluten Sensitivities May Cause GI Problems in Children with Autism

PLoS One
Date Published: 
June 18, 2013

A subset of children with autism displays increased immune reactivity to gluten, the mechanism of which appears to be distinct from that in celiac disease. The increased anti-gliadin antibody response and its association with GI symptoms points to a potential mechanism involving immunologic and/or intestinal permeability abnormalities in affected children.