Optic neuropathy associated with vitamin B12 deficiency

Am J Ophthalmol. 1977 Apr;83(4):465-8. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(77)90549-9.

Abstract

A 17-year-old boy with vitamin B12 deficiency that occurred after a small bowel resection developed bilateral centrocecal scotomas during folic acid therapy and improved on therapy including vitamin B complex.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Folic Acid / adverse effects
  • Gangrene / surgery
  • Humans
  • Hydroxocobalamin / therapeutic use
  • Infectious Mononucleosis / drug therapy
  • Intestine, Small / surgery
  • Malabsorption Syndromes / complications
  • Male
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / drug therapy
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / etiology*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Scotoma / etiology
  • Vitamin B 12 / therapeutic use
  • Vitamin B 12 Deficiency / complications*
  • Vitamin B 12 Deficiency / drug therapy
  • Vitamin B 12 Deficiency / etiology

Substances

  • Folic Acid
  • Vitamin B 12
  • Hydroxocobalamin