Fatal encephalitis in a patient with refractory celiac disease presenting with myorhythmia and carpal spasm.

Abstract

We report the case of a woman with refractory celiac disease who developed abnormal spontaneous movements of the extremities and face consistent with myorhythmia. Investigation led to a diagnosis of encephalitis, confirmed by postmortem examination. The movements were likely caused by nonparaneoplastic encephalitis associated with refractory celiac disease. Etiologic and diagnostic considerations and treatment options are discussed.

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@article{Dimberg2007FatalEI, title={Fatal encephalitis in a patient with refractory celiac disease presenting with myorhythmia and carpal spasm.}, author={Elliot L. Dimberg and Sheila Eileen Crowe and Joel M. Trugman and Russell Howard Swerdlow and M. Beatriz S. Lopes and Thomas David Bourne and Ted Michael Burns}, journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society}, year={2007}, volume={22 3}, pages={407-11} }