[Neurological picture and selected diagnostic indices of vitamin b12 malabsorption syndrome].Wiad Lek. 2001; 54(5-6):305-10.WL
Funicular myelosis is considered to be the main neurological syndrome in vitamin B12 deficiency. However, many authors tend to think that sensory neuropathy is the most common neurological manifestation of vitamin B12 deficiency. The aim of this paper was to assess neurological condition of patients with vitamin B12 malabsorption. The absorption of vitamin B-12 was assessed by Schilling's test. Patients with abnormal results of this test underwent neurological and medical examinations as well as series of accessory investigations. 16 cases of deficient vitamin B12 absorption accompanied by neurological symptoms were presented. The results of the investigation showed that the most common clinical manifestation of vitamin B12 deficiency was sensory neuropathy. In over 93% of described cases pathologic changes in gastric mucous membrane were found.