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Vitamin B12 deficiency presenting as an acute confusional state: a case report and review of literature.

Review article
Kibirige D, et al. Afr Health Sci. 2013.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with a wide spectrum of neuro-psychiatric manifestations.

RESULTS: We report a case of a 44 year old female patient referred to the haematology unit with vitamin B12 deficiency presenting as an acute confusional state or delirium. Total resolution of the psychiatric symptoms occurred following parenteral vitamin B12 replacement therapy.

CONCLUSION: This case report highlights one of the neuro-psychiatric presentations of vitamin B12 deficiency in a previously healthy individual.

PMID

24250331 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

PMCID

PMC3824448

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