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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 576921, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/576921
Case Report

A Case of Multiple Sclerosis and Celiac Disease

1Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi Uniersity, 06500 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi Uniersity, 06500 Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi Uniersity, 06500 Ankara, Turkey

Received 13 November 2012; Accepted 30 December 2012

Academic Editors: P. Berlit, A. Fasano, F. Martinelli-Boneschi, P. Sandroni, and Y. Wakabayashi

Copyright © 2013 H. Z. Batur-Caglayan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objectives. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). Since a correlation between gluten intake and incidence of MS had been reported, the relationship of antigliadin antibodies and MS was debated. Case Report. We report the case of a 45-year-old female MS patient who is under interferon treatment. After seven years of monitoring, during her routine gastroenterological assessment, she was diagnosed with celiac disease. Conclusion. Beside the neurological manifestations that have been demonstrated in about 10% of celiac disease (CD) patients, white-matter abnormalities in brain MRI are uncommon and controversial. But in the literature, MS seems to be associated with CD as in our patient. We suggest that MS patients with gastroenterological complaints should undergo an assessment for CD.