Neurologic Presentations of Gastrointestinal Disease

Ronald F. Pfeiffer

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In recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the presence of gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction in the setting of neurologic diseases. Parkinson's disease is a particularly well-known example, but GI dysfunction also may occur in multiple sclerosis, stroke, and in various myopathic and peripheral neuropathic processes. There is much less awareness, however, that primary GI diseases may also display neurologic dysfunction as part of their clinical picture. This article focuses on some of those disease processes. Illnesses primarily targeting the GI tract are addressed and examples of primary esophageal, gastric, and intestinal disease processes are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-87
Number of pages13
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Achalasia
  • Celiac disease
  • Gastric surgery
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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