What is Pediatric Vitamin B-1 Deficiency (Thiamine)?
Vitamin B-1 (also known as thiamine) is used by tissues throughout the body. This vitamin helps turn the foods a child eats into energy and is critical to your health.
Vitamin B-1 deficiency is rare in the United States today.
What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Vitamin B-1 Deficiency (Thiamine)?
Not getting enough vitamin B-1 can lead to a variety of serious problems with the body’s major systems. Signs and symptoms include:
Abnormal eye movements
Cognitive (thinking) problems
Problems with memory
Problems with muscle coordination
What are the causes of Pediatric Vitamin B-1 Deficiency (Thiamine)?
When a child doesn’t get enough of this important vitamin from foods or supplements, deficiency can occur. Certain conditions or situations can make a child more susceptible to having a vitamin B-1 deficiency, such as: