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Coeliac disease presenting with cerebellar degeneration.
  1. R. A. Hermaszewski,
  2. S. Rigby,
  3. A. G. Dalgleish
  1. Northwick Park Hospital and Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, UK.


    A case of rapidly progressive cerebellar degeneration with bilateral sixth nerve palsies is described in whom investigation revealed the presence of unsuspected coeliac disease. In spite of treatment with a gluten free diet, rapid fatal deterioration occurred. Coeliac disease should be considered in patients with encephalopathy of obscure origin.

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