From Headache Center, National Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy (Drs. D'Amico, Rigamonti, and Bussone); Gastroenterology Unit, IRCCS Maggiore Hospital, Milan, Italy (Drs. Spina and Vecchi); and Department of Ophthalmology, S. Raffaele Hospital, Vita-Salute University, Milan, Italy (Dr. Bianchi-Marzoli).
Migraine, Celiac Disease, and Cerebral Calcifications: A New Case
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 45, Issue 9, pages 1263–1267, October 2005
How to Cite
D'Amico, D., Rigamonti, A., Spina, L., Bianchi-Marzoli, S., Vecchi, M. and Bussone, G. (2005), Migraine, Celiac Disease, and Cerebral Calcifications: A New Case. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 45: 1263–1267. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2005.00253_2.x
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2005
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2005
- Accepted for publication April 4, 2005.
- celiac disease;
- cerebral calcifications;
Celiac disease is sometimes associated with neurological complications. Only one case of celiac disease associated with migraine and cerebral calcifications has been reported. We present a patient with migraine (with and without aura) in whom neuroimaging revealed cerebral calcifications in the occipital and parietal regions bilaterally. Visual examination showed bilateral double scotoma, and further investigations revealed celiac disease. Migraine may on occasion be a sentinel symptom of mild celiac disease.