Celiac Disease Center at Mass. General Hospital for Children
The Center for Celiac Research and Treatment is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients with celiac disease, while learning the cause of the disease and finding a cure. The Center provides comprehensive clinical care and long-term support for adults and children who suffer from celiac disease. Celiac disease, a genetically based autoimmune disease, affects 1 out of every 133 people in the United States. Learn more about the mission of the Center for Celiac Research & Treatment.
Led by Dr. Alessio Fasano, the Center includes a multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, pediatricians, dieticians and nurses who work together to develop individualized treatment plans for people with celiac disease.
Celiac patients and their families also receive life-style counseling and dietary support to help them avoid foods containing gluten.
Through ongoing research and clinical trials, the Center is helping health care professionals to recognize celiac disease and helping celiac patients to better manage their symptoms.
Center scientists are working to develop a cure and an alternative treatment to the gluten free diet. In addition, the Center is investigating possible links between celiac disease and other autoimmune diseases.
The Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MGHfC is excited to announce the launch of our new research project known as the CDGEMM study! Newborns and infants who have a first-degree relative (father, mother, or sibling) with diagnosed celiac disease are eligible to participate. This multi-center effort is aimed at identifying patterns in gut bacteria that can be manipulated to ultimately prevent the onset of celiac disease.