Testing vitamin B12 levels in neuropathy, alopecia, dizziness, and fatigue: a rapid review

Health Quality Ontario
Record ID 32014001063
Authors' objectives: The objective of this analysis is to identify the clinical utility of testing vitamin B12 levels in cases of neuropathy, alopecia, dizziness, and fatigue.
Authors' recommendations: There is very low quality evidence that there is no association between vitamin B12 levels and neuropathy. There is very low quality evidence that there is no association between low vitamin B12 levels and alopecia. There were no studies identified on the clinical utility of serum vitamin B12 testing in cases with dizziness or fatigue.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
  • Vitamin B 12
  • Alopecia
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
Organisation Name: Health Quality Ontario
Contact Address: Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario, 130 Bloor Street West, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1N5
Contact Name: EDSinfo@hqontario.ca
Contact Email: OH-HQO_hta-reg@ontariohealth.ca
Copyright: Health Quality Ontario
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