Vitamin B12 deficiency: An unusual cause for recurrent generalised seizures with pancytopaenia

Kushal Naha, Sowjanya Dasari, G. Vivek Raman, Mukhyaprana Prabhu

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Abstract

We report the case of a 70-year-old man with pancytopaenia and new-onset recurrent generalised seizures. Detailed evaluation yielded a diagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency. He was treated with parenteral vitamin B 12 supplementation and antiepileptic drugs. Seizures are an unusual manifestation of vitamin B12 deficiency and possible mechanisms of epileptogenesis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
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Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2012

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