Effect of gluten-free diet on cerebellar MR spectroscopy in gluten ataxia

Conclusions: The demonstration of increased NAA/Cr ratio on repeat scanning following strict GFD strengthens previous findings of clinical improvement of the ataxia in patients with GA. The presence of enteropathy is not a prerequisite for such improvement; therefore patients with positive serology and negative duodenal biopsy should still be treated with strict GFD.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: MRS, Autoimmune diseases, All Clinical Neurology, Gait disorders/ataxia ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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Authors: Azzi L, Croveri F, Vinci R, Maurino V, Boggio A, Mantegazza D, Farronato D, Tagliabue A, Silvestre-Rangil J, Tettamanti L Abstract Immunoglobulin A deficiency is the most common primary immunodeficiency defined as decreased serum level of IgA (less than 7 mg/dl) in the presence of normal levels of other immunoglobulin isotypes. Most individuals with IgA deficiency are asymptomatic and identified coincidentally. However, some patients may present with recurrent infections, allergic disorders and autoimmune manifestations, such as diabetes mellitus, Graves disease and celiac disease. The international litera...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
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