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Int J Clin Pract. 2004 Oct;58(10):977-8.

Visual failure caused by vitamin B12 deficiency optic neuropathy.

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Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Lower Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, UK. a.larner@thewaltoncentre.nhs.uk

Abstract

Optic neuropathy is a rare but recognised complication of vitamin B12 deficiency, which may proceed to visual failure if not diagnosed early enough. Clues to the possible diagnosis include a history of, or risk factors for, pernicious anaemia, or previous resective gastrointestinal surgery.

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15587778
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