Short Communications

Journal of Neurology

, Volume 236, Issue 5, pp 307-308

First online:

Myoclonus and adult coeliac disease

  • F. TisonAffiliated withService de Neurologie, Hôpital Pellegrin
  • , P. ArneAffiliated withService d'explorations fonctionnelles du système nerveux, Hôpital Pellegrin
  • , P. HenryAffiliated withService de Neurologie, Hôpital Pellegrin

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A 56-year-old woman with coeliac disease developed myoclonus of cortical origin and palatal myoclonus with lesions of subcortical white matter on magnetic resonance imaging. Myoclonus can thus be a prominent feature of coeliac disease encephalopathy. A slight vitamin E deficiency was found but does not satisfactorily explain this myoclonic encephalopathy, which remains of unknown origin.

Key words

Myoclonus Coeliac disease Evoked potentials Vitamin E deficiency