An unexpected series of cases of cerebral calcifications with epilepsy and coeliac disease observed in Italy prompted the organization of an Italian Multicentric Study among neurologists and gastroenterologists (Italian Working Group on Coeliac Disease and Epilepsy). The most important result is that the association of cerebral calcifications and epilepsy with coeliac disease (CEC) is extremely higher than expected and it does not appear to be casual. The cortical subcortical serpiginous cerebral calcifications have a similar topography and morphology in all CEC patients. In CEC patients the epilepsy is a partial occipital epilepsy more frequently with severe evolution.
|Translated title of the contribution||Coeliac disease, epilepsy and cerebral calcifications|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology