Unusual association of neurofibromatosis type 1 and coeliac disease in a single patient

Federico Biagi, Jonia Campanella, Costanza Alvisi, Maurizio Versino, Gino Roberto Corazza

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Abstract

Twenty-five per cent of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) have gastrointestinal involvement and malabsorption symptoms have been reported. We describe, for the first time, a patient with NF1, in whom gastrointestinal symptoms were due to coeliac disease (CD). Although this could be a coincidental association, we suggest that CD should be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of diarrhoea occurring in NF1 patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-34
Number of pages2
JournalFunctional Neurology
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Coeliac disease
  • Malabsorption
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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