Abnormal Nutritional Factors in Patients Evaluated at a Neuropathy Center Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mercury
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
  • Pyridoxal Phosphate
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Vitamin B Deficiency

abstract

  • Abnormal concentrations of nutritional factors were found in 24.1% of 187 patients with neuropathy who were newly seen at our academic neuropathy referral center over a 1-year period. All patients presented with sensory axonal or small fiber neuropathy. In 7.3%, they were present in association with at least one other identifiable cause for neuropathy. Elevated levels of pyridoxal phosphate or mercury occurred more frequently than deficiencies in vitamins B1, B12, or B6. The nutritional abnormalities are amenable to correction by dietary intervention.

publication date

  • June 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/CND.0000000000000128

PubMed ID

  • 27224436

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 212

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 17

number

  • 4