B6 and Bleeding: A Case Report of a Novel Vitamin Toxicity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pyridox(am)ine-5-phosphate oxidase deficiency is an inborn error of vitamin B6 metabolism that is characterized by neonatal seizures, requiring lifelong therapy with pyridoxal-5-phosphate. We present the first case of a patient with pyridox(am)ine-5-phosphate oxidase deficiency and mild hemophilia A, whose bleeding symptoms were exacerbated by the vitamin B6 therapy essential for his epileptic disorder. This report expands the spectrum of known vitamin B6 toxicity and demonstrates a need for vigilance in monitoring for bleeding symptoms in patients requiring pyridoxine or pyridoxal-5-phosphate supplementation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Borst, AJ; Tchapyjnikov, D

Published Date

  • April 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 141 / Suppl 5

Start / End Page

  • S430 - S433

PubMed ID

  • 29610166

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5877127

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2017-2039


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States