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I have come across quite a bit of stuff that i didn't know about Vitamin E, so I thought it would be good to compile them.
1. Vitamin E deficiency can cause demyelination leading to spinal cord lesions
2. Vitamin E deficiency is rare, but it is a fat soluble vitamin so deficiency can occur in conditions causing fat malabsorption (pancreatitis, CF).
3. Vitamin E can be used to tx Alzheimer's disease because of it's antioxidant properties.

Please feel free to add anymore you come across (or any more info on other Vitamins!)
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i know that vitmain E cause spinocerebellar degeneration...
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i like this concept deficiency of apoB 100 and apoB 48 AR disease, will prevent chylomicron formation so no fat absorption so vitamin E deficiency so ataxia


intestinal biopsy shows entrocytes have accumulated fat as they are the one which produce apoB 48

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vit E def can also cause:
Retinitis pigmentosa
Hemolytic syndrome
Ataxia due to spinocerebellar demeylination
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and Vit E excess antagonize Vit K effect.. =)
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and Vit E excess antagonize Vit K effect.. =)
Hmm...Goljan?
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The loss of Vitamin E in the diet will cause symptoms very similar to
Fredreich Ataxia
Degeneration of spinocerebellar tracts, dorsal column of spinal cord, and peripheral nerves

These SX are: ataxia, dysarthria, loss of proprioception and vibratory sensation

Because Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, primary causes include fat-malabsorption, abetalipoportienemia, and low-birth weight infants.
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so basically you have to keep in mind 4 things when the patient presents with signs and symptoms of VITE deficiency.

VITE , Subacute combined degeneration Friedrich ataxia and vitb12 deficiency all have similar presentations.
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thanks for the info!
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