Fatal encephalitis in a patient with refractory celiac disease presenting with myorhythmia and carpal spasm

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Abstract

We report the case of a woman with refractory celiac disease who developed abnormal spontaneous movements of the extremities and face consistent with myorhythmia. Investigation led to a diagnosis of encephalitis, confirmed by postmortem examination. The movements were likely caused by nonparaneoplastic encephalitis associated with refractory celiac disease. Etiologic and diagnostic considerations and treatment options are discussed. © 2006 Movement Disorder Society

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