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Title: Seizures caused by pyridoxine (vitamin B6) deficiency in adults: A case report and literature review.
Austin Authors: Tong, Yisha 
Affiliation: Vascular Surgery Unit, Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Issue Date: 1-May-2014
Publication information: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research; 3(2): 52-6
Abstract: Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) deficiency is a recognised cause of intractable seizures in neonates. However, pyridoxine deficiency related seizures in adults were rarely reported. This article reports a case of a 79 year old lady who suffered from new-onset seizures and was successfully treated with vitamin B6. The patient had chronic renal disease and weight loss due to anepithymia following a pelvic fracture. This article also reviews literatures of seizures caused by pyridoxine deficiency in adults. Seizures caused by vitamin B6 deficiency in adults may result from dietary deficiency, liver disease, pregnancy and certain medications and can be easily treated by vitamin B6 with excellent outcome. Clinicians should consider vitamin B6 deficiency as a potential aetiology of seizures, even in patients who suffer from other underlying diseases which can cause seizures.
Gov't Doc #: 25343127
DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2014.01005
Journal: Intractable & rare diseases research
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
literature review
vitamin B6
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