Myoclonus and adult coeliac disease

J Neurol. 1989 Jul;236(5):307-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00314464.


A 56-year-old woman with coeliac disease developed myoclonus of cortical origin and palatal myoclonus with lesions of subcortical white matter on magnetic resonance imaging. Myoclonus can thus be a prominent feature of coeliac disease encephalopathy. A slight vitamin E deficiency was found but does not satisfactorily explain this myoclonic encephalopathy, which remains of unknown origin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Celiac Disease / complications*
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Myoclonus / complications*
  • Vitamin E Deficiency