Rachel Strausberg

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OBJECTIVE To report the follow-up findings of 7 children with severe epilepsy as a result of thiamine deficiency in infancy caused by a defective soy-based formula. METHODS The medical records of 7 children aged 5-6 years with thiamine deficiency in infancy who developed epilepsy were reviewed and their clinical data, EEG tracings, and neuroimaging(More)
BACKGROUND In 2003, several hundred Israeli infants risked thiamine deficiency after being fed a soy-based formula deficient in thiamine. Approximately 20 patients were seriously affected, and three of them died. We report the clinical presentation of acute encephalopathy in 11 children and the long-term sequelae of eight children who initially survived. (More)
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