European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 146, Issue 2, pp 201–205 | Cite as

Vitamin B12 and brain development

  • K. Stollhoff
  • F. J. Schulte
Case Report

Abstract

This is a report of a 11/2-year-old male with megaloblastic anaemia and a progressive neurological disorder clinically resembling leucodystrophy. The child was exclusively breast fed and his mother had been a strict vegetarian for more than 4 years before the child was born. After Vitamin B12 therapy the anaemia disappeared and the neurological condition dramatically improved.

Key words

Vitamin B12 Leucodystrophy Brain atrophy Vegetarian diet 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Stollhoff
    • 1
  • F. J. Schulte
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of HamburgHamburg 20Federal Republic of Germany

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