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Burning-Feet Syndrome: Case Due to Malabsorption and Responding to Riboflavine

Br Med J 1970; 2 doi: (Published 18 April 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;2:151

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  1. C. S. Lai,
  2. G. A. Ransome


    A woman with the burning-feet syndrome was found on investigation to have malabsorption. The syndrome responded rapidly to intramuscular injections of 6 mg. of riboflavine daily. It is suggested that deficiency of this substance, due to malabsorption and aggravated by a defective diet and repeated pregnancies, was responsible for the syndrome in this case.