Successful treatment of epilepsy and celiac disease with a gluten-free diet

Pediatr Neurol. 2005 Oct;33(4):292-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2005.05.010.


Celiac disease is a gluten-sensitive enteropathy, which recently has been described in association with epilepsy or other neurologic disturbances. This study describes a case of a 7-year-old female with intractable-to-treatment epilepsy and late-onset celiac disease, who was treated successfully with a gluten-free diet plus antiepileptic therapy. It is important for children with intractable cases of epilepsy and weight loss to undergo screening for celiac disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
  • Celiac Disease / complications
  • Celiac Disease / diet therapy*
  • Child
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic / complications
  • Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic / diet therapy*
  • Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Glutens*
  • Humans


  • Anticonvulsants
  • Glutens