Coeliac disease, folic acid deficiency and epilepsy with cerebral calcifications

A. Ventura, F. Bouquet, C. Sartorelli, E. Barbi, G. Torre, G. Tommasini

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Two cases of focal occipital epilepsy with cerebral calcifications poorly responsive to antiepileptic treatment are described. In both cases coeliac disease was diagnosed and folic acid deficiency documented. A gluten-free diet and a brief supplementation with folic acid led to a complete EEG and clinical normalization in one case and to a significant improvement of EEG and seizure control in the other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-562
Number of pages4
JournalActa Paediatrica Scandinavica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • coeliac disease
  • epilepsy
  • folic acid deficiency
  • occipital calcifications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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