Migraine, Celiac Disease, and Cerebral Calcifications: A New Case

  title={Migraine, Celiac Disease, and Cerebral Calcifications: A New Case},
  author={Domenico D'amico and Andrea Rigamonti and Luisa La Spina and Stefania Bianchi-Marzoli and Maurizio Vecchi and Gennaro Bussone},
  journal={Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain},
Celiac disease is sometimes associated with neurological complications. Only one case of celiac disease associated with migraine and cerebral calcifications has been reported. We present a patient with migraine (with and without aura) in whom neuroimaging revealed cerebral calcifications in the occipital and parietal regions bilaterally. Visual examination showed bilateral double scotoma, and further investigations revealed celiac disease. Migraine may on occasion be a sentinel symptom of mild… 
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