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How do you treat neuropathy in someone with celiac disease?

A gluten-free diet has to be started in patients with celiac disease and neuropathy, regardless of whether neuropathy is caused by celiac disease or not. It is unclear, however, if the institution of the gluten-free diet results in improvement of celiac disease neuropathy. Vitamin and mineral supplementation may also be beneficial. The use of immunomodulatory treatments like intravenous immunoglobulin infusions or immunosuppressants for the treatment of celiac disease neuropathy remain a controversial issue. July, 2013