Something You Probably Have Not Seen with Celiac Disease and Headaches

An “image of the month” in the NEJM shows the association between celiac disease and occipital calcifications in a 24 year-old with a 10 year history of headaches, here’s the link: 

The course and explanation: Treatment with a gluten-free diet, folic acid supplementation, and carbamazepine was initiated, and the patient’s condition improved, with remission of all symptoms. The combination of celiac disease, epilepsy, and cerebral calcification is a rare condition known as the CEC syndrome. Folate malabsorption is a suggested mechanism

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Also, there is a useful patient celiac education page from JAMA Pediatrics & University of Chicago: http://dlvr.it/55h6Rd 

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3 thoughts on “Something You Probably Have Not Seen with Celiac Disease and Headaches

  1. Hi,

    I was looking for more info regarding CEC syndrome online & stumbled across your blog. I was wondering how rare this truly is and if you know anyone who has seen patients with this syndrome in Ga or surrounding states? Thank you so much!

    KC

  2. Pingback: Celiac Disease and Psychological Problems | gutsandgrowth

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