A Boy Ate Only Chips And French Fries For 10 Years. This Is What Happened To His Eyes.

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This case is based on publication in literature by Harrison R, Warburton V, Lux A, Atan D. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Sep 3. Link below. Non-clinical elements (e.g. initials, story details, etc) are adapted. Peer Review: Dr. Nikhil Parelkar.

I originally had another case for video of a vitamin b12 deficiency I saw as a student about a girl on an overly strict diet. I didn’t release it because the details were more difficult than I would like for a video. The clinical principles and science of that case and this one are the same.

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These cases are patients who I, or my colleagues have seen. They are de-identified and many instances have been presented in more depth in an academic setting. These videos are not individual medical advice and are for general educational purposes only. I do not give medical advice over the internet, see your own physician in person for that.


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[0] Harrison R, Warburton V, Lux A, Atan D. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Sep 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31476767

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