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Arch Dis Child. 1984 February; 59(2): 177–179.
PMCID: PMC1628441

Systemic carnitine deficiency exacerbated by a strict vegetarian diet.

Abstract

A 12-year old boy suffered episodes of vomiting, lethargy, and hypoglycaemia from the age of 1 year. Adhering to a vegetarian diet caused an increase in frequency and severity of the attacks. It was found that he was suffering from systemic carnitine deficiency that responded promptly to treatment with L-carnitine.

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