Author(s): Weder B, Meienberg O, Wildi E, Meier C
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Abstract Fifteen years after onset of a malabsorption syndrome, a 49-year-old man had sensory and oculomotor disorder with marked vitamin E deficiency. After 6 months of treatment with high parenteral doses of vitamin E, the neurologic signs slowly receded, but the patient died of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Autopsy and sural nerve biopsy showed the changes in both central and peripheral nerves; these changes are considered characteristic of vitamin E deficiency.
This article was published in Neurology
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System