The peripheral neuropathy vitamin B12 deficiency

McCombe, P. A. and McLeod, J. G. (1984) The peripheral neuropathy vitamin B12 deficiency. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 66 1: 117-126. doi:10.1016/0022-510X(84)90147-3

Author McCombe, P. A.
McLeod, J. G.
Title The peripheral neuropathy vitamin B12 deficiency
Journal name Journal of the Neurological Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-510X
Publication date 1984-01-01
Year available 1984
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0022-510X(84)90147-3
Volume 66
Issue 1
Start page 117
End page 126
Total pages 10
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Nerve conduction studies and sural nerve biopsy were performed on three patients with vitamin B12 deficiency and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. The pathological findings were those of axonal degeneration; there was no evidence of demyelination. The patients were reviewed at intervals of 5-15 years commencement of treatment; progression of the neuropathy had been arrested by treatment, but in all cases residual neurological abnormalities persisted. In one patient with autonomic neuropathy, the postural hypotension resolved rapidly and fully with treatment.
Keyword Clinical Neurology
Neurosciences & Neurology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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