In an attempt to confirm prior reports of vitamin E deficiency in Werdnig‐Hoffmann disease, we assessed vitamin E nutritional status in 11 children and 6 adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Serum vitamin E levels (10.6 ± 3.3 m̈g/ml for those less than 12 years old, 13.2 ± 4.5 for those older than 12) and the ratio of serum vitamin E to total serum lipids were normal in all patients. Vitamin E nutritional status appears to be normal in SMA, and vitamin E therapy is not indicated.
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- Clinical Neurology