Abstract Title:

Coeliac disease, folic acid deficiency and epilepsy with cerebral calcifications.

Abstract Source:

Acta Paediatr Scand. 1991 May;80(5):559-62. PMID: 1908173

Abstract Author(s):

A Ventura, F Bouquet, C Sartorelli, E Barbi, G Torre, G Tommasini

Article Affiliation:

Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital, Istituto per l'Infanzia Burlo Garofolo, Italy.


Two cases of focal occipital epilepsy with cerebral calcifications poorly responsive to antiepileptic treatment are described. In both cases coeliac disease was diagnosed and folic acid deficiency documented. A gluten-free diet and a brief supplementation with folic acid lead to a complete EEG and clinical normalization in one case and to a significant improvement of EEG and seizure control in the other.

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