Chapter 107. Vitamin Deficiency

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Jacques Serratrice MD Assistant Professor

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch107

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Serratrice, J. (2009) Vitamin Deficiency, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch107

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Timone Hospital, Marseille, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • vitamin deficiency;
  • toxicity of vitamins, related to fat-soluble vitamins (ADEK);
  • group B vitamins - important nutrients for nervous system;
  • metabolically active nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD);
  • Korsakoff's syndrome - amnesic syndrome linked to thiamine deficiency in chronic alcoholics;
  • polyneuropathy (neuropathic beri-beri);
  • nicotinic acid deficiency - pellagra;
  • chronic niacin deficiency - nutritional deficiency affecting mental function in childhood;
  • Vitamin A deficiency - very uncommon except in underdeveloped countries in childhood


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Group B vitamins

  • Other vitamins

  • Further reading