Copper deficiency: an unusual case of myelopathy with neuropathy

Winston, Gavin P.; Jaiser, Stephan R.
November 2008
Annals of Clinical Biochemistry;Nov2008, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p616
Academic Journal
The article reports on a case of myelopathy and neuropathy due to copper deficiency. It is said that five cases of copper deficiency myelopathy (CDM) have been diagnosed in the North of England since the local index case raised awareness in late 2006. Previous upper gastrointestinal surgery is the most common cause of CDM. Hyperzincaemia is said to the second most common cause of CDM.


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