Peripheral neuropathy and folate deficiency as the first sign of Crohn’s disease.

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Peripheral neuropathy and folate deficiency as the first sign of Crohn’s disease.

J Clin Gastroenterol. 1991 Aug;13(4):442-4

Authors: Lossos A, Argov Z, Ackerman Z, Abramsky O

Abstract
A 33-year-old man developed severe sensory peripheral neuropathy associated with low serum folate levels. No systemic disease was identified on the initial evaluation, but 21/2 years later he developed clinical and radiological features of Crohn’s disease, confirmed by intestinal biopsy. Thus, sensory polyneuropathy may occur as the first manifestation of Crohn’s disease.

PMID: 1655863 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1655863?dopt=Abstract