Isolated vasculitis of the central nervous system in a patient with celiac disease

Am J Med. 1986 Dec;81(6):1092-4. doi: 10.1016/0002-9343(86)90416-x.


A 51-year-old white man with celiac disease presented with seizures unresponsive to medical therapy. Investigations including brain biopsy revealed isolated vasculitis of the central nervous system. Treatment with prednisone and cyclophosphamide resulted in clinical and radiographic improvement. The relationship between celiac disease and vasculitis is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Brain / blood supply*
  • Brain / pathology
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Celiac Disease / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vasculitis / complications*
  • Vasculitis / pathology