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Peripheral Neuropathy and Celiac Disease was reported by physicians at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York Presbyterian Hospital, according to The Neuropathy Association. Peripheral Neuropathy, which affects up to 20 million people in the U.S., can cause pain, numbness and weakness in the arms and legs and, when left untreated, can progress to debilitation.
In an article published in todays neurology, five percent of all patients with neuropathy were found to also have celiac disease, which results from an allergy to gluten in bread and other wheat products, and is estimated to affect one out of every 150 people. Based on the diagnosis, we are now able to treat a substantial number of patients with neuropathy who previously could not be helped, said Dr. Russell Chin, the first author of the paper.
In addition, patients with celiac disease tended to have a type of neuropathy called small fiber neuropathy which often causes severe burning, stinging, and electric-shock like pains, but is often misdiagnosed as it is undetectable with routine tests used by neurologists to diagnose neuropathy. Approximately 16% of all patients with small fiber neuropathy were found to have celiac disease. Many of our patients were told that there was nothing physically wrong with them, and were advised to seek psychiatric care for presumed anxiety or depression, noted Dr. Norman Latov, Medical and Scientific Director of The Neuropathy Association, and senior author of the study. You too would be anxious and depressed if you were in constant pain, and no-one believed you or offered to help.
Celiac disease is known to run in families, and in several of the cases, other family members were affected. Some were erroneously diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited form of neuropathy due to genetic mutations. Not all familial cases of neuropathy are due to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, noted Dr. Latov. Peripheral neuropathy can also occur in association with other causes for neuropathy that run in families, such as diabetes or autoimmunity, for example.
The article also notes that one third of the celiac neuropathy patients did not have any gastrointestinal symptoms such as malabsorption, abdominal pain or diarrhea, which are associated with celiac disease. What many people dont realize, notes Dr. Peter Green, Director of the Celiac Disease Center at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, and co-author of the paper, Is that 50% of adults with celiac disease have few or no gastrointestinal symptoms, and present with other manifestations such as Anemia, or as in this case, peripheral neuropathy. Treatment consists of eliminating gluten or wheat containing foods in the diet..
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Autoimmune neuropathies: diagnosis, treatment, and recent topics.
Ueda M, Kusunoki S.
Department of Neurology, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
Here, we have reviewed the clinical patterns, diagnostic paradigms, etiopathogenesis, and therapeutic strategies of autoimmune neuropathies such as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN), and IgM paraproteinemic neuropathy. Antiganglioside antibodies are frequently present in the serum samples obtained during the acutephase of GBS and Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS), a subtype of GBS. Recently, we found that some patients with GBS and MFS have serum antibodies against antigenic epitopes formed by 2 different gangliosides (ganglioside complex). The antibodies against GD1a/GD1b and/or GD1b/GT1b complexes are associated with severe disability and a requirement for mechanical ventilation. Anti-GM1/GalNAc-GD1a antibodies are found to be associated with pure motor GBS with frequent conduction blocks. In GBS, corticosteroids given alone do not significantly hasten the recovery or affect the long-term treatment outcome. Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (IVIg) or plasma exchange (PE) is equally effective. Combined treatment with corticosteroids and IVIg may be a promising therapy for GBS. On the basis of the EFNS/PNS guidelines, we describe the treatment of chronic autoimmune neuropathies such as CIDP, MMN, and IgM paraproteinemic neuropathy. In treating CIDP, corticosteroids, IVIg, and plasma exchange are equally effective. In MMN, IVIg is the first-choice therapy; corticosteroids and PE are ineffective or even detrimental. IgM paraproteinemic neuropathies are known to be intractable, and these patients often have anti-myelin-associated glycoprotein antibodies and may respond to immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory therapies. However, the potential therapeutic benefits should be balanced against their possible side effects and usual slow disease progression.
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