Gluten ataxia: An important treatable etiology of sporadic ataxia

Faten Abou Ghazal, Swaraj Singh, Shadi Yaghi, Salah G. Keyrouz

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Abstract

Background: Gluten ataxia is a known cause of sporadic ataxia. Case: We report the case of a patient with imbalance and no abdominal symptoms diagnosed with gluten ataxia. Her neurological symptoms responded to gluten-free diet. Conclusion: Gluten ataxia should be considered in all patients with sporadic ataxia with or without abdominal symptoms, as early diagnosis and treatment may result in neurological improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-546
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Volume122
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ataxia
  • celiac disease
  • neurologic complications

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