SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.139 issue5Validation of the WHOQOL-BREF quality of life questionnaire among Chilean older peopleEvaluation of the program for detection and treatment of depression in Chilean primary health care centers author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Revista médica de Chile

Print version ISSN 0034-9887

Abstract

MADRID S, Ana María et al. Silent celiac disease among 21 patients with cryptogenic epilepsy. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2011, vol.139, n.5, pp.587-591. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872011000500004.

Background: Celiac disease (CD) is predominant in women and young people. Atypical, non-enteric symptoms are more common among adults. There is also an association between CD and neurological disorders, especially with cerebellar ataxia, polyneuropathy and epilepsy. Aim: To study the frequency of CD in a group of adults with cryptogenic epilepsy. Material and Methods: Twenty one patients with cryptogenic epilepsy, aged 20 to 65years (14 women) were studied, measuring IgA-anti transglutaminase antibodies and deamidated gliadin peptide (DGP) IgG and IgA antibodies. Results: One patient had elevated titers of both types of antibodies. Small bowel biopsy showed villous atrophy and lymphocytic infiltration compatible with CD. Conclusions: One of 21 adult patients with cryptogenic epilepsy had a silent CD.

Keywords : Celiac disease; Epilepsy; Gliadin; Plasma transglutaminase.

        · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License