August 31, 2011
August 30, 2011
MY THESIS:Liver damage, resulting in vitamin B12 & vitamin A deficiency, induced developmental delays, neuropathy, seizures, and alacrima.
- Movement disorder (chorea, twitching)
- Macrocytic anaemia
- Nyctalopia - night blindness
- Xerophthalmia - dry eyes
- Follicular hyperkeratosis - a kind of bumpy skin
August 22, 2011
August 20, 2011
Bertrand is crying real tears. The only change in his daily regimen has been the addition of a B-12 supplement.
Of course, I've been on a research binge for the past few days. Here are some bits and pieces floating through my head...
- B12 is stored in the liver. (Bertrand has liver damage.)
- B12 is water soluble. (An overdose on B12 is near impossible.)
- B12 is expressed in bile.
- Actigall (ursodiol) is a bile acid. (Bertrand's liver has improved on actigall.)
- B12 deficiency in infants causes movement disorder & developmental delay...
The MRI above is from THIS article, entitled "Involuntary Movements and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Infantile Cobalamine (Vitamine B12) Deficiency", published in PEDIATRICS: Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics back in 2003.