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Neuropathy and Celiac Disease—Reply

Sujata Thawani, MD, MPH1; Jonas F. Ludvigsson, MD, PhD2,3
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1Peripheral Neuropathy Center, Neurological Institute, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
2Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
3Department of Pediatrics, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden
JAMA Neurol. 2015;72(10):1209. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.2072.
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In Reply We thank Mennini and colleagues for their comments. Our analysis relied on inpatient and outpatient International Classification of Diseases codes for diagnoses of neuropathy. It is possible that symptoms attributed to neuropathy may have been due to an alternative diagnosis such as a lumbosacral radiculopathy or central nervous system lesion. As mentioned in our Discussion section,1 the Swedish National Patient Register did not provide ancillary test information such as electromyography/nerve conduction studies, neuroimaging, or serum results. Data on hospital-administered medications, such as chemotherapy treatments, were also not available for our analysis.

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Maurizio Mennini, MD; Ilaria Baglivo, MS; Federica Ferrari, MD, PhD
1Sapienza, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
JAMA Neurol. 2015;72(10):1208-1209. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.2069.
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