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Multiple sclerosis and occult gluten sensitivity

Neurology. 2004 Jun 22;62(12):2326-7
Pengiran Tengah CD, Lock RJ, Unsworth DJ, Wills AJ.
Department of Neurology, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby, UK.

Two atypical patients with a multiple sclerosis (MS)-like illness and evidence of occult celiac disease (CD) were managed by the authors.

This prompted screening of a further 49 unselected MS cases for serologic evidence of CD.

IgA anti-endomysial antibody was found in one case (2%).

IgG anti-gliadin antibody was found in 12% of patients and 13% of blood donors.

Anti-gliadin antibody (especially IgG isotype) can be a nonspecific finding.