Neuromuscular dysfunction and ultrastructural pathology in children with chronic cholestasis and vitamin E deficiency.


The ultrastructural pathology of nerve and muscle and the neurological dysfunction in children with cholestatic liver disease and vitamin E deficiency have not been previously correlated. We studied two children with this syndrome. One child, 11 years of age, had severe hyporeflexia and decreased vibratory sense. Nerve conduction was delayed. The second… (More)