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Systemic carnitine deficiency exacerbated by a strict vegetarian diet.
  1. A Etzioni,
  2. J Levy,
  3. M Nitzan,
  4. P Erde,
  5. A Benderly


    A 12-year old boy suffered episodes of vomiting, lethargy, and hypoglycaemia from the age of 1 year. Adhering to a vegetarian diet caused an increase in frequency and severity of the attacks. It was found that he was suffering from systemic carnitine deficiency that responded promptly to treatment with L-carnitine.

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