Two cases of benign neuromyelitis optica in patients with celiac disease

@article{Bergamaschi2009TwoCO,
  title={Two cases of benign neuromyelitis optica in patients with celiac disease},
  author={Roberto Bergamaschi and Sven Jarius and M. Robotti and Anna Pichiecchio and Brigitte T. Wildemann and Giovanni Meola},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={256},
  pages={2097-2099}
}
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system, which predominately affects optic nerves and spinal cord. Celiac disease (CD) or gluten sensitivity is an autoimmune enteropathy triggered by ingestion of wheat gliadin and related proteins in genetically susceptible individuals. Although NMO is associated with other autoimmune disorders in around 30% of cases, an association of NMO with CD has rarely been reported. We describe two Caucasian women… CONTINUE READING

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