Distal axonopathy associated with chronic gluten enteropathy: A treatable disorder

J. G. Kaplan, D. Pack, D. Horoupian, T. DeSouza, M. Brin, H. Schaumburg

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Abstract

Our experience with one patient and literature review reveals that patients with chronic gluten enteropathy and severe steatorrhea may develop a generalized peripheral neuropathy of the distal axonopathy type. Vitamin levels are usually normal, and the neuropathy appears to respond to gluten restriction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)642-645
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume38
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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