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Pediatr Neurol. 2005 Oct;33(4):292-5.

Successful treatment of epilepsy and celiac disease with a gluten-free diet.

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Department of Pediatrics, 3rd Pediatric Clinic, Division of Digestive Diseases, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.


Celiac disease is a gluten-sensitive enteropathy, which recently has been described in association with epilepsy or other neurologic disturbances. This study describes a case of a 7-year-old female with intractable-to-treatment epilepsy and late-onset celiac disease, who was treated successfully with a gluten-free diet plus antiepileptic therapy. It is important for children with intractable cases of epilepsy and weight loss to undergo screening for celiac disease.

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