The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2016 , Vol 58 , Num 6
A celiac case mimicking mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE)
Erhan Aksoy 1 ,Serap Tıraş-Teber 2 ,Gülhis Deda 2
1 Department of Pediatric Neurology, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Childrens’ Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2 Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.24953/turkjped.2016.06.014 Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic disease involving a number of systems in addition to gastrointestinal tract. Although not clear, it has been supposed that the neurological symptoms of CD develop due to immune-mediated mechanisms. In this paper, we present a rare case diagnosed with CD at 12 years of age, and presented with a clinical picture resembling mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE). She had onset of her neurological symptoms at the age of 6 years, they progressed despite various therapies, and she became wheelchair-bound. Keywords : celiac disease, MNGIE, neurological involvement
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