RONALD J. SOKOL, M.D.
To the editor: We were pleased to see our recent article (1) reviewed in the "From Other Pages" section of the January 1984 issue. The commentary by Dr. Black implied, however, that the neurologic abnormalities associated with vitamin E deficiency were limited to children. On the contrary, recent reports have described adults with various chronic malabsorption conditions who have developed biochemical and clinical evidence of the vitamin E deficiency neurologic syndrome. These adults with cystic fibrosis (2), Crohn's disease (3), and short bowel syndrome (3, 4) had a beneficial clinical response to vitamin E repletion, similar to that seen in
SOKOL RJ. Vitamin E Deficiency in Adults. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:769. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-5-769_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(5):769.
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