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are the neurological symptoms from vitamin b12 deficiency reversible?

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Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not Always: The progression of neurologic complications is generally gradual. They are not always reversible with treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency, especially if they have been present for a long time.
Answered on Aug 4, 2014
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
B 12 deficiency: Partially reversible. If neurological symptoms are advanced and long-standing, then reversal will not happen. It is essential to prevent B12 deficiency - and if it develops, to get therapy asap;.
Answered on Aug 4, 2014

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