Progressive cerebellar syndrome in adult coeliac disease

J Neurol. 1987 Feb;234(2):116-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00314115.


A case of slowly progressing cerebellar syndrome and pathologically confirmed adult coeliac disease is presented. Neurological symptoms progressed although the patient had no enteric complaints. This case seems to be identical with 18 previously reported cases of encephalopathy and adult coeliac disease. However, the aetiology and pathogenesis of the encephalopathy are still not known.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Atrophy
  • Celiac Disease / complications*
  • Celiac Disease / pathology
  • Cerebellar Diseases / diagnosis
  • Cerebellar Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebellar Diseases / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / etiology
  • Radiography
  • Syndrome