Pediatricians administered a questionnaire to families with children affected by CD when they go into ambulatory. The questionnaire assesses the role of CAM requested by the family with regard to the natural history of the disease and the possible Adverse Effect (EA).
They came to our observation (March 2014) 121 Questionnaires. Among these, 109 (90.1%) were found to be suitable for the study. The diseases most frequently identified were: diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), cancers, celiac disease, rheumatic diseases, disorders of conduct (DC) such as ADHD, autism, and other DC, cystic fibrosis, and epilepsy.
In addition, 27 families had 36 children (33.0% of cases) affected by other diseases, among them S. Peutz Jeghers, S. Kartegener, primary TBC complex, visually impaired ocular albinism (X gene locus 22), acute lymphoblastic leukemia with removal of colon and rectal anastomosis ileum, Beta sarcoglycanopathy, May Hegglin syndrome (hereditary thrombocytopenia).