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South African Journal of Child Health

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Neuroregression in an infant: A rare cause

P Subramani, CG Saranya, GM Chand, RS Narayani, S James, PN Vinoth

Abstract


Neuroregression in infants has diverse aetiologies, and vitamin B12 deficiency is a rare one. Infantile vitamin B12 deficiency is usually secondary to maternal pernicious anaemia or maternal vegetarian diet. We report a 10-month-old infant with developmental regression secondary to vitamin B12 deficiency. Her mother was a strict vegetarian and the patient was exclusively breastfed. Clinical symptoms normalised after vitamin B12 supplementation.




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