Lhermitte's sign and vitamin B12 deficiency: case report

Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive, Salo Haratz, Jorge Zavala, Renato Puppi Munhoz, Rosana Hermínia Scola, Lineu César Werneck
2009 São Paulo Medical Journal  
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Lhermitte's sign, a classical neurological sign, is a rare manifestation of vitamin B12 deficiency. The aim here was to report on a case of an elderly patient with vitamin B12 deficiency whose first clinical manifestation was the presence of Lhermitte's sign. CASE REPORT: We describe an elderly patient with vitamin B12 deficiency who presented cognitive dysfunction, peripheral polyneuropathy and sensory ataxia, and whose first clinical manifestation was the presence of
more » ... the presence of Lhermitte's sign. This sign is one of the rarest manifestations of vitamin B12 deficiency.
doi:10.1590/s1516-31802009000300011 pmid:19820879 fatcat:ftxhgakqwjevviwslnciturrbm