Antigliadin antibodies in Huntington's disease Journal Article uri icon
  • The relevance of gluten sensitivity in sporadic and hereditary ataxia pathogenesis is unclear. The authors found high antigliadin antibody titers in 23 of 52 (44%) patients with Huntington's disease (HD), suggesting a previously unrecognized association between HD and gluten sensitivity. The results further question "gluten ataxia" as a distinct disease entity and raise the possibility that antigliadin antibodies in ataxia and other neurodegenerative diseases may be an epiphenomenon, the mechanisms of which remain to be investigated.

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    publication date
  • 2004
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  • Neurology  Journal
  • Research
  • Antibodies/*blood
  • Gliadin/*immunology
  • Huntington Disease/blood/genetics/*immunology
  • Immunoglobulin A/*blood
  • Immunoglobulin G/*blood
  • Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion
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  • 62
  • issue
  • 1