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Isolated vitamin E deficiency and progressive ataxia.
  1. R J Rayner,
  2. R Doran,
  3. S H Roussounis
  1. Regional Child Development Centre, St James's University Hospital, Leeds.


    A case of progressive spinocerebellar syndrome due to isolated vitamin E deficiency is reported. Measurement of the vitamin E concentration in serum should be included when investigating all children with unexplained, progressive ataxia, even in the absence of malabsorption. Replacement treatment in patients with a vitamin E deficiency can arrest or improve the associated neurological disorder.

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