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Abstract Title:

Seizures Related to Vitamin B6 Deficiency in Adults.

Abstract Source:

J Epilepsy Res. 2015 Jun ;5(1):23-4. Epub 2015 Jun 30. PMID: 26157671

Abstract Author(s):

Dong-Gun Lee, Yeonkyung Lee, Hyeeun Shin, Kyusik Kang, Jong-Moo Park, Byung-Kun Kim, Ohyun Kwon, Jung-Ju Lee

Article Affiliation:

Dong-Gun Lee

Abstract:

Vitamin B6 is closely associated with functions of the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. Its deficiency may result in neurological disorders including convulsions and epileptic encephalopathy. Until today, this has only been reported in infants, children, and critically ill adult patients. We report a case of a 36year-old man with chronic alcoholism who presented with seizures after gastrointestinal disturbance. His seizures persisted even after treatment with antiepileptic drugs, but eventually disappeared after administration of pyridoxine. Hence, vitamin B6 deficiency may cause seizures in adult patients with chronic alcoholism.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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