n South African Journal of Child Health - Neuroregression in an infant : a rare cause : case report
|Article Title||Neuroregression in an infant : a rare cause : case report|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Child Health|
|Affiliations||1 Sri Ramachandra Medical College, India, 2 Sri Ramachandra Medical College, India, 3 Sri Ramachandra Medical College, India, 4 Sri Ramachandra Medical College, India, 5 Sri Ramachandra Medical College, India and 6 Sri Ramachandra Medical College, India|
|Publication Date||Apr 2015|
|Pages||59 - 60|
Neuroregression in infants has diverse aetiologies, and vitamin B12 deficiency is a rare one. Infantile vitamin B12 deficiency is usually secondary to maternal pernicious anaemia or maternal vegetarian diet. We report a 10-month-old infant with developmental regression secondary to vitamin B12 deficiency. Her mother was a strict vegetarian and the patient was exclusively breastfed. Clinical symptoms normalised after vitamin B12 supplementation.
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