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Nutritional Neuropathies

Jeffrey A. Cohen, Justin Mowchun and Jon Grudem

in Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Disease:

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195375367
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322930 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195375367.003.0013

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Nutritional Neuropathies

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A number of nutritional causes of peripheral neuropathy have been identified. Patients who have gastrointestinal disease or who have undergone bariatric surgery are at risk, although frequently the specific cause is not ascertained. Vitamin B12 and thiamine deficiencies are the most common in bariatric surgery patients.

Chapter.  1856 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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