Posts Tagged ‘demyelinating nervous system disease’

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Posted by Sara Fazio • January 11th, 2013

Vitamin B12 deficiency causes reversible megaloblastic anemia, demyelinating disease, or both. Current assays have insufficient sensitivity and specificity; methylmalonic acid levels are useful to confirm diagnosis. Parenteral or highdose oral vitamin B12 is effective therapy.  The latest article in our Clinical Practice series, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, comes from Dr. Sally P. Stabler at the University… Read More…