Coeliac Disease Presenting with Neurological DisordersLuostarinen L. · Pirttilä T. · Collin P.
Departments of aNeurology and bInternal Medicine, Tampere University Hospital, cMedical School and dDepartment of Neurology, University of Tampere, eDepartment of Neurology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
It is well known that coeliac disease may be associated with various neurological manifestations. We have had a high index of suspicion of coeliac disease during recent years in our neurological clinic. As a result 10 (7%) out of 144 of our new coeliac patients were detected because of neurological symptoms. The most common neurological manifestations were neuropathy, memory impairment and cerebellar ataxia. In these patient groups screening for coeliac disease with serological antibody tests helps to find patients who may suffer from this disease.
Dr. L. Luostarinen
Department of Neurology, Tampere University Hospital
PO Box 2000
FIN–33521 Tampere (Finland)
Received: Received: March 25, 1999
Accepted: May 18, 1999
Number of Print Pages : 4
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 1, Number of References : 15
Founded 1897 as ‘Monatsschrift für Psychiatrie und Neurologie’
Vol. 42, No. 3, Year 1999 (Cover Date: Released October 1999)
Journal Editor: J. Bogousslavsky, Lausanne
ISSN: 0014–3022 (print), 1421–9913 (Online)
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