A Treatable Familial Neuromyopathy with Vitamin E Deficiency, Normal Absorption, and Evidence of Increased Consumption of Vitamin E
A 19-year-old boy who was born of consanguineous parents suffered from a familial progressive neuromuscular disease. He was first seen at the age of 12 years with ataxia, sensory neuropathy, lipopigment deposition in muscle and nerve, and constantly subnormal serum vitamin E levels (<lmgL-1; normal range 3–14) (Burck et al., 1978).
KeywordsSerum Vitamin Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Oral Supplement Consanguineous Parent Young Adult Male
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