Sensory and motor neuropathy caused by excessive ingestion of vitamin B6: a case report

Funct Neurol. Nov-Dec 1993;8(6):429-32.

Abstract

We describe a patient who developed a severe sensory and a mild motor neuropathy. This syndrome was due to massive and prolonged ingestion of vitamin B6 (10 g daily for 5 years). To our knowledge this is the first published case of motor neuropathy caused by chronic abuse of vitamin B6.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Drug Overdose / diagnosis*
  • Electromyography / drug effects
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurologic Examination / drug effects
  • Neuromuscular Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Neuromuscular Diseases / diagnosis
  • Paresthesia / chemically induced*
  • Paresthesia / diagnosis
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
  • Pyridoxine / poisoning*
  • Self Medication
  • Wallerian Degeneration / drug effects

Substances

  • Pyridoxine