Copper deficiency: an unusual case of myelopathy with neuropathy

Ann Clin Biochem 2008;45:434-435
doi:10.1258/acb.2008.007218
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Case Reports


Deborah L Bertfield1,
Odai Jumma2,
Robert D S Pitceathly2 and
Jon D Sussman2


1 University Hospital of South Manchester, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT, UK;
2 Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford M6 8HD, UK


Corresponding author: Dr D Bertfield. Email: debbiebertfield{at}hotmail.com

Copper deficiency is an unusual but potentially treatable causeof myelopathy. It should be considered in patients with poornutrition or a history of gastrointestinal surgery. We reportthe case of an 82-year-old man who presented with sensory symptomsand gait ataxia.


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