Sensory peripheral neuropathy of vitamin B12 deficiency: A primary demyelinating disease?

Israel Steiner, Daphne Kidron, Dov Soffer, Itzhak Wirguin, Oded Abramsky

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Abstract

In five patients with peripheral neuropathy due to vitamin B12 deficiency, electrodiagnostic studies demonstrated severe reduction in sensory nerve conduction velocities compatible with a demyelinating disorder affecting sensory nerve fibres. It is suggested that in some patients lack of vitamin B12 may cause primary sensory demyelinating neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-164
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neurology
Volume235
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Demyelination
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Vitamin B

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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