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The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 187–191 | Cite as

Partial seizures, cerebral calcifications and celiac disease

  • Cernibori A. 
  • Gobbi G. 
Case Reports

Abstract

We describe the case of a 25 year old woman who has been clinically and instrumentally examined over a period of about 20 years. A diagnosis of celiac disease was made when she was four years old and, ten years later, CAT revealed the presence of bilateral cerebral calcifications. The partial occipital seizures were controlled by adopting a gluten-free diet, which is still being followed four years after the discontinuation of anti-epileptic treatment.

Key Words

occipital seizures cerebral calcification celiac disease 

Sommario

Viene descritto il caso di una donna dell'età di 25 anni seguita attraverso controlli clinici e strumentali per circa vent'anni. All'età di 4 anni venne fatta diagnosi di celiachia, dieci anni più tardi vennero riscontrate alla TAC calcificazioni cerebrali bilaterali.

Il controllo delle crisi parziali occipitali è stato ottenuto con una dieta priva di glutine instaurata precocemente e che tuttora viene seguita dopo che da quattro anni è stata sospesa la terapia antiepilettica.

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© Masson Italia Periodici S.r.l. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cernibori A. 
    • 1
  • Gobbi G. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Servizio di Neuropsichiatria Infantile e Centro Regionale per l'EpilessiaOspedale Civile di SondrioSondrio
  2. 2.Servizio di Neuropsichiatria Infantile USL 9Reggio Emilia

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