Copper deficiency myeloneuropathy resembling B12 deficiency: Partial resolution of MR imaging findings with copper supplementation

Brent P. Goodman, B. W. Chong, A. C. Patel, G. P. Fletcher, B. E. Smith

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Copper deficiency has been associated with a clinical syndrome, myeloneuropathy. Radiographic changes resembling B12 deficiency in the cervical spinal cord have been described. We present a case of copper deficiency myeloneuropathy, with cervical MR imaging findings resembling B 12 deficiency, which partially reversed following copper supplementation. This is, to our knowledge, the first described case of radiographic improvement with copper supplementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2112-2114
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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