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Indian Pediatr. 2007 Mar;44(3):228-30.

Biotin responsive limb weakness.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry 605 006, India. adhisivam1975@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

We report acute onset quadriplegia in a ten year old boy associated with basal ganglia lesions due to biotin deficiency. Prolonged raw egg consumption was identified as predisposing factor for biotin deficiency. Treatment with biotin resulted in remarkable recovery.

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