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In a message dated 2/18/99 8:25:26 PM !!!First Boot!!!,
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<< My understanding is that thyroid problems are somewhat
 common in celiac disease.  A thyroid that isn't functioning properly can
 certainly lead to problems with constipation. >>

Celiac disease/sprue is actually an allergic reaction; whereas, thyroid
problems can be an autoimmune disease process.  Constipation can be a sign of
hypothyroidism.
I will share a clinical pearl regarding hypothyroidism and infants.
The posterior fontanelle will usually close by 1 month of age; whereas, it
remains open in congenital hypothyroidism.
Andrew MD
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