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Case Rep Neurol Med. 2013;2013:576921. doi: 10.1155/2013/576921. Epub 2013 Jan 13.

A case of multiple sclerosis and celiac disease.

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Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi Uniersity, 06500 Ankara, Turkey.



Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). Since a correlation between gluten intake and incidence of MS had been reported, the relationship of antigliadin antibodies and MS was debated.


We report the case of a 45-year-old female MS patient who is under interferon treatment. After seven years of monitoring, during her routine gastroenterological assessment, she was diagnosed with celiac disease.


Beside the neurological manifestations that have been demonstrated in about 10% of celiac disease (CD) patients, white-matter abnormalities in brain MRI are uncommon and controversial. But in the literature, MS seems to be associated with CD as in our patient. We suggest that MS patients with gastroenterological complaints should undergo an assessment for CD.

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