Murat Dogan, Osman Ozdemir, Ertan A Sal, S Zehra Dogan, Pinar Ozdemir, Yasar Cesur, Hüseyin Caksen
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 2009, 55 (3): 205-7
Vitamin B12 and folate deficiency causing neuropsychiatric and thrombotic manifestations, such as peripheral neuropathy, subacute combined degeneration of cord, dementia, ataxia, optic atrophy, catatonia, psychosis, mood disturbances, myocardial infarction and portal vein thrombosis are well known. This present report highlights an unusual presentation of vitamin B12 deficiency-psychotic disorder, extrapyramidal symptoms in a 12-year-old boy. His symptoms responded to parenteral vitamin B12 therapy. So with this report we emphasized that serum vitamin B12 and folate levels should be measured, especially in those patients who present with other known neuropsychiatric features of vitamin B12 and folate deficiency.
1000 mg B12 daily
5 mg Folate 2xweek