Cranial Nerve degeneration

Didier A. Depireux didier at
Thu Aug 6 07:56:12 EST 1998

In article <6qb6hv$nmq$1 at>, Yitzchok Dukesz wrote:

>It is her impression that while her neurologist is competent, she is not
>'doing enough' to research this rare disease and exchange information with
>other specialists in different centers across the world.

I am not an MD, but I know (and you probably know too) that Thiamine (B1)
deficiency leads to cranial nerve weakness (laryngeal, face & tongue). Could
that be why the scans look normal? Other specific vectors can cause cranial
nerve degeneration, such as certain types of tuberculosis-related critters. 


Didier A Depireux                              didier at
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