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Can the brain atrophy caused by b-12 deficiency be reversed?
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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
When B12 deficiency is treated with B12 (also known as cobalamin), all hematologic symptoms (i.
e. Anemia) should reverse and neurological symptoms usually start improving after 3 months with maximal improvement at 6-12 months. For unknown reasons though, sometimes the neurological symptoms persist and even progress even after cobalamin treatment.

In brief: Sometimes
When B12 deficiency is treated with B12 (also known as cobalamin), all hematologic symptoms (i.
e. Anemia) should reverse and neurological symptoms usually start improving after 3 months with maximal improvement at 6-12 months. For unknown reasons though, sometimes the neurological symptoms persist and even progress even after cobalamin treatment.
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
In brief: Not likely
Atrophy is structural change, brain repair is dependent on the age of the individual.

In brief: Not likely
Atrophy is structural change, brain repair is dependent on the age of the individual.
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