Vitamin B12 deficiency optic neuropathy detected by asymptomatic screening

Chu, C. and Scanlon, Peter H ORCID: 0000-0001-8513-710X (2011) Vitamin B12 deficiency optic neuropathy detected by asymptomatic screening. Case Reports, 2011 (apr21). bcr0220113823-bcr0220113823. doi:10.1136/bcr.02.2011.3823

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Asymptomatic bilateral optic disc swelling was detected in a 19-year-old man with type 1 diabetes through routine photographic screening for retinopathy. He was found to have significant vitamin B12 deficiency which the authors believe was the cause for the optic neuropathy. After B12 replacement, visual function and optic disc appearances returned to normal.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA645.A-Z Individual diseases or groups of diseases, A-Z > RA645.D54 Diabetes
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Denise Cain-Jones
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 09:25
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:10

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