A Biermer’s Disease Revealed by a Myogeneous Syndrome About a Rare Case in Young African Black Subject and Literature Review
American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2017, Pages: 19-21
Received: Mar. 12, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 24, 2017; Published: Apr. 10, 2017
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Fall Maouly, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
Gaye Ndiaga Matar, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
Cissé Ousmane, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
Diop Alassane Mamadou, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
Diop Marième Soda, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
Ba El Hadji Makhtar, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
Diagne Ngor Side, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
Soumaila Boubacar, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
Bass Anna Modji, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
Sow Adjaratou Djeynabou, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
Seck Lala Bouna, Neurology Department, University Gaston BERGER, St-Louis, Senegal
Touré Kamadore, Neurology Department, University of Thies, Thies, Senegal
Ndiaye Moustapha, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
Diop Amadou Gallo, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
Ndiaye Mouhamadou Mansour, Neurology Department, University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
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Abstract
Biermer’s disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by vitamin B12 deficiency. Neurological symptoms of B12 vitamin deficiency are polymorph. We report a case of a young black girl of 28 years old, senegalese student, consulted for walking ataxia and myalgia. The neurological examination found a myogenic syndrome of the four limbs. The electroneuromyogram showed diffuse myogenic involvement. The biological assessment found a macrocytic anemia at 112 fL with a vitamin B12 level collapsed at 74 pmol/L. The anti-parietal cell and anti-intrinsic factor were positive. Under supplementation with vitamin B12 the evolution is favorable after 8 months of treatment. Thus neurological deficiencies due to vitamin B12 deficiency are polymorphic. The dosage of vitamin B12 must be done before any neuropsychiatric symptoms that does not prove its worth.
Keywords
Biermer’s Disease, Myogeneous Syndrome, Young
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Fall Maouly, Gaye Ndiaga Matar, Cissé Ousmane, Diop Alassane Mamadou, Diop Marième Soda, Ba El Hadji Makhtar, Diagne Ngor Side, Soumaila Boubacar, Bass Anna Modji, Sow Adjaratou Djeynabou, Seck Lala Bouna, Touré Kamadore, Ndiaye Moustapha, Diop Amadou Gallo, Ndiaye Mouhamadou Mansour, A Biermer’s Disease Revealed by a Myogeneous Syndrome About a Rare Case in Young African Black Subject and Literature Review, American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 19-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20170502.12
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