Table 1

 Mean areas under the spectroscopic metabolite resonances (±1 SD and relative to unsuppressed water) acquired at TE = 20 ms and metabolite area ratios (±1 SD) from spectra acquired at TE = 135 ms

Patients with gluten ataxiaControlsp value
*Statistically significant differences between the means of the patient and control groups.
mI, myo-inositol; Cho, cholines; Cr, creatines; Glx, glutamate/glutamine; NAA, N-acetyl aspartate; PRESS, point resolved spin echo technique; STEAM, stimulated echo acquisition mode.
STEAM: TE = 20 ms
    n (usable spectra)148
    mI0.62 (0.38)0.42 (0.08)0.151
    Cho0.51 (0.22)0.46 (0.06)0.491
    Cr0.75 (0.14)0.69 (0.10)0.356
    Glx0.37 (0.19)0.46 (0.12)0.290
    NAA*0.63 (0.08)0.79 (0.10)0.000
PRESS: TE = 135 ms
    n (usable spectra)1510
    NAA/Cho*1.25 (0.22)1.58 (0.21)0.001
    NAA/Cr*1.15 (0.18)1.33 (0.23)0.042
    Cho/Cr*0.93 (0.12)0.84 (0.07)0.040