Journal of Neurology

, Volume 236, Issue 5, pp 307–308

Myoclonus and adult coeliac disease

  • F. Tison
  • P. Arne
  • P. Henry
Short Communications

Summary

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 

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Tison
    • 1
  • P. Arne
    • 2
  • P. Henry
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de NeurologieHôpital PellegrinBordeaux CédexFrance
  2. 2.Service d'explorations fonctionnelles du système nerveuxHôpital PellegrinBordeaux CédexFrance

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