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dc.contributor.authorBhalla, Ashish
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-28T11:38:17Z
dc.date.available2018-11-28T11:38:17Z
dc.date.issued2013-10
dc.identifier.citationBMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-00779: Unusual presentation of more common disease/injuryen
dc.identifier.urihttps://orda.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/handle/123456789/1696
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dc.description.abstractWe present the case of a 40-year-old woman with progressive lower-limb weakness resulting in an inability to mobilise independently. This was associated with a degree of confusion and shortness of breath on exertion. This case illustrates rare and severe complications of vitamin B12 deficiency, namely subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord, megaloblastic anaemia and impaired cognitive function. The patient's condition improved considerably with adequate early resuscitation, followed by administration of synthetic vitamin B12 analogues and neuro-rehabilitation.en
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dc.subjectMobilityen
dc.subjectVitamin Deficiencyen
dc.subjectVitamin B12en
dc.titleA 40-year-old woman ‘off legs’en
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