Vitamin B deficiency neuropathy. Case reports

WP Skelton 3rdAmerican College of Physicians, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612.

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Poor nutrition is common throughout the third world. The US also has examples among recent Asian and Latin American immigrants, alcoholics, the homeless, and former prisoners of war. All of these groups are susceptible to long-term pathologic damage, depending on the degree of malnutrition which they experience. The peripheral nervous system is quite vulnerable to impairment and damage from vitamin B loss.