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Delayed onset of ataxia in a patient with short bowel syndrome: a case of vitamin E deficiency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15526994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Chronic gastrointestinal disease can result in nutritional deficiencies that can have a direct effect on the neurologic system. Although acute abnormalities can be corrected, symptoms are rarely reversible. Recognizing the appropriate abnormality is a crucial part of long-term treatment strategies in this population. Because motor and cerebellar symptoms can contribute to poor feeding, aggressive supplementation should begin as soon as symptoms are recognized. We present a patient with delayed onset and progressive hypovitaminosis E and briefly review diagnostic and therapeutic options.
Authors:
Melanie Walker; Ali Samii
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutritional neuroscience     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1028-415X     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr Neurosci     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-05     Completed Date:  2004-12-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892202     Medline TA:  Nutr Neurosci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, University of Washington Medical Center, 127, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Ataxia / diagnosis,  etiology*
Crohn Disease / complications,  surgery
Humans
Magnesium / administration & dosage
Magnesium Deficiency / complications,  diagnosis
Male
Middle Aged
Polyethylene Glycols / administration & dosage
Short Bowel Syndrome / complications*
Vitamin E / administration & dosage,  analogs & derivatives*,  blood
Vitamin E Deficiency / complications*,  diagnosis
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyethylene Glycols; 1406-18-4/Vitamin E; 7439-95-4/Magnesium; 9002-96-4/alpha-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate

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