What micronutrient deficiencies should be considered in distinct neurological disorders? Topical collection on nutrition and obesity

Pinckney J. Maxwell IV, Stephanie C. Montgomery, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Robert G. Martindale

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The expanding understanding of the biochemical and physiologic role of micronutrients, commonly referred to as vitamins and minerals, is driving the identification of their consequences in both deficiency and toxicity. Neural tissue is quite sensitive to physiologic changes, and as such, micronutrient deficiencies can have significant and profound effects on the functioning of both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Understanding which micronutrients can affect the nervous system can aid physician identification of these neurological symptoms and signs, leading to diagnostic testing and appropriate therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number331
JournalCurrent gastroenterology reports
Issue number7
StatePublished - May 30 2013



  • Ataxia
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Encephalopathy
  • Micronutrient deficiency
  • Myelopathy
  • Neurological disorder
  • Neurology
  • Night blindness
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Trace mineral deficiency
  • Vitamin deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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