gluten ataxia

gluten ataxia

ataxia resulting from immunologic damage to the cerebellum, posterior spinal columns, and peripheral nerves in people sensitive to gluten.

glu·ten a·tax·i·a

(glū'tĕn ă-tak'sē-ă)
Ataxia resulting from immunologic damage to cerebellulm, posterior spinal columns, and peripheral nerves in gluten-senstive people.

glu·ten a·tax·i·a

(glū'tĕn ă-tak'sē-ă)
Ataxia resulting from immunologic damage to the cerebellum, posterior spinal columns, and peripheral nerves in people sensitive to gluten.
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Health care providers are currently seeing an explosion in the incidence of gluten ataxia, early dementia, Parkinson's, and aberrant brain function with no clear diagnosis.
We are now seeing many, many people with gluten ataxia.
Others include dermatitis herpetiformis, identified by an itchy rash, and the neurological condition gluten ataxia.
This is because the gluten reaction, called gluten ataxia, targets the cerebellum, the center that controls coordination and complex movements.
The majority of the patients had gluten ataxia (n = 147), while others had peripheral neuropathy (n = 116), gluten encephalopathy (n = 31), and gluten myopathies (n = 13).
His previous research has found that gluten ataxia is the single most common cause of sporadic, idiopathic ataxia--accounting for 40% of sporadic, idiopathic ataxias and 21% of all ataxias (Brain 2003;126:685-91).
The incidence of gluten ataxia, for example, which manifests in disorders such as autism, is increased up to 30-fold in patients with celiac disease.
6 This is the key mechanism of action in gluten ataxia and other forms of cerebellar degeneration.