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Neurology. 1985 Mar;35(3):338-42.

Blind loop syndrome, vitamin E malabsorption, and spinocerebellar degeneration.

Abstract

A 72-year-old man had severe malabsorption, progressive retinopathy, and spinocerebellar degeneration 32 years after gastric surgery, blind loop formation, and intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Clinical and pathologic features were typical of vitamin E deficiency; vitamin E was nearly undetectable in serum and profoundly low in adipose tissue. Vitamin E blood levels initially improved on treatment with antibiotics; after additional vitamin E supplementation, there was clinical improvement.

PMID:
3974892
DOI:
10.1212/wnl.35.3.338
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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