Multiple sclerosis and occult gluten sensitivity.
Neurology. 2004 Jun 22;62(12):2326-7. PMID: 15210909
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.