Is there a connection between severe cerebral palsy and increased gluten sensitivity?

Acta Paediatr. 2007 Jan;96(1):132-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00027.x.


In nine children with severe cerebral palsy (CP), feeding difficulties and poor development of weight and height, laboratory markers for metabolic and enteral dysfunction were studied.

Conclusion: Four of the nine patients with CP had increased levels of antigliadin antibodies AGA (IgA), a finding which calls for further studies concerning the possible connection between increased celiac markers and CP.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Celiac Disease / blood*
  • Celiac Disease / complications*
  • Cerebral Palsy / complications*
  • Cerebral Palsy / metabolism
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin A / blood*
  • Infant
  • Pilot Projects


  • Immunoglobulin A