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A 43-year-old female asked:

I have neurological symptoms, 30 lesions on a brain mri, and high vitamin b6 blood levels (86ng). can high b6 levels cause brain lesions?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Sort out: First, b-6 can cause a toxic problem with spinal cord and peripheral nerves, but very unlikely to cause 30 MRI brain spots. Was contrast used? Are there lesions in the neck? Perhaps spinal fluid analysis will sort this out. You may have a mixed process here. See a neurologist who specializes in ms, as used to pinning down these kinds of issues.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
No relation: I cannot find any evidence that brain lesions are related to vitamin B6. I tried a literature search and there appears to be no connection.

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