Vitamin B12 deficiency causes nervous system disorders in HIV patients

Abnormal vitamin B12 metabolism in human immunodeficiency virus infection. Association with neurological dysfunction.

It has been reported that vitamin B12 deficiency is common among patients infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Based on this observation, the present scientific publication focused on the relationship between vitamin B12 deficiency and nervous system disorders in HIV-infected patients. The authors found that vitamin B12 deficiency may be a frequent and treatable cause of nervous system dysfunction in patients with HIV infection. For more details, please see the study.
Kieburtz KD, Giang DW, Schiffer RB, Vakil N. Abnormal vitamin B12 metabolism in human immunodeficiency virus infection. Association with neurological dysfunction. Archives of neurology; 1991 VOL: 48 (3); p. 312-4


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