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Gaceta Médica Espirituana

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IBARGOLLIN ULLOA, Rafael et al. Efficacy of the gluten-free diet in the Gilles de la Tourette syndrome with celiac disease. Case Report. Gac Méd Espirit [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.3, pp.121-127. ISSN 1608-8921.


The Gilles de la Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric process of unknown cause characterized by multiple tics. Disorders related to gluten cover multiple immunological clinical manifestations when eating gluten; they include celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. There have been cases of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome with sensitivity to non-celiac gluten, but none related to classic celiac disease.

Case report:

A 20-year-old male patient, with a CD diagnosis from childhood and typical GTS pattern recently diagnosed. He showed excellent response and clinical neurological and behavioral remission after rigorously establishing a gluten-free diet.


Children with neuropsychological disorders such as those referred here need to be included among the risk groups with gluten sensitivity. Classical celiac disease should be included among the possible associations with the Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. The restrictive diet also improves the evolution of both diseases in these cases.

Keywords : Gilles de la Tourette syndrome; celiac disease; gluten-free diet.

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