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

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  • Published on:  Monday, September 9, 2019
  • 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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    [2] Scott JM, et. al. The Discovery of Vitamin B12. Ann Nutr Metab 2012;61:239–245. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23183296

    [3] Scherer K. Neurologic Manifestation of Vitamin B12 Deficiency. N Engl J Med 2003; 348:2208.

    [4] Ashkenazi, S. et. al Vitamin B12 deficiency due to a strictly vegetarian diet in adolescence.. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1987 Dec;26(12):662-3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3677536

    [5] Li, K. And McKay G. Ischemic Retinopathy Caused By Severe Megaloblastic Anemia. N Engl J Med 2000; 342:860. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10727590

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    [7] Sadun AA. Metabolic optic neuropathies. Semin Ophthalmol. 2002 Mar;17(1):29-32. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15513453

    [8] Bunn HF. Vitamin B12 and Pernicious Anemia- The Dawn Of Molecular Medicine. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:773-776. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24552327

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  • Chubbyemu


     7 days ago +5564


  • Daniel


     3 hours ago

    So the limit is 9 years...

  • Sera


     4 hours ago

    Hi guys, do you know what happened to the video he posted on April Fools(of him reciting all medical terms)? I can't find it anymore... T^T I want to watch it again, it'll help me so much

  • Deklan Grant

    Deklan Grant

     4 hours ago +1

    A man drank water for 50 years. This is what happened to his toes

  • A L

    A L

     5 hours ago

    Parents should be charged for child abuse.

  • Don Diego

    Don Diego

     7 hours ago

    Drink chaga people.

  • Cameron Erichsen

    Cameron Erichsen

     8 hours ago

    A -1793 year old car ate a house, this is what happened to its ignition system...

  • harryfromwork


     8 hours ago

    This would be a good House episode from the sounds of it...

  • Lunar Potato’s

    Lunar Potato’s

     8 hours ago +1

    A boy watched chubby emu videos at 3am this is what happened to his single brain cell

  • FloatedGoblin2


     14 hours ago

    You know some of the stuff I watching here is really scary I just want to say bro you're really scary sometimes I guess it's a good thing I watch your videos this might be a dumb question but is there any videos out there telling the bad things about being a truck driver when it comes to your health lol

  • AlizaSkies


     15 hours ago +1

    I don't know why I clicked this while I'm literally eating french fries.

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  • TheCourier


     16 hours ago

    Why would someone only eat Potato Chips, French fries, and white bread? Wouldn't you eventually get tired of eating the sabe thing all the time?

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    llxX /\/\¡ŚT Xxll

     18 hours ago

    A child drank water

    This is what happened to his ear

  • Zekr0gen


     18 hours ago

    so i just got scared into eating vitamin b12

  • The Aggressive Jedi

    The Aggressive Jedi

     20 hours ago

    Bad parenting....Get off your phones people and wake up. There is far more to you and to life than a back lit computer screens, social media and unnecessary dramas and war.....Wake up and free yourselves.

  • ThisLegoBro


     21 hours ago

    Chubbyemu: DA is a 17 year old boy
    Me: You mean Da da da aha da da da

  • Alexis DoBuilds

    Alexis DoBuilds


    Same, but not really. Once when I was a kid for some reason I woke up to get my vitamins and they were GONE. My parents were always busy and never had time to get more and with low iron, I always did things more slowly and lost a lot of energy from it. When I didn't take my vitamins or iron pills, my ankles and wrists started to hurt, and I got tired from running faster. I always went to sleep at 9:30 and had a normal hygiene routine every day, but I still felt terrible pain. I ended up skipping a day of school from the pain in my ankles, I didn't want to move. That day, my dad brought me vitamins and refilled iron pills. Once I had taken my vitamins, I felt much better the next day. My ankles and wrists no longer hurt, and I could run faster and longer than before. So, kids, take your meds. DON’T EXPERIENCE WHAT I HAVE. C:

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    My friend just passed away from a school shooting

  • Bluebomb



    A man coughed up blood. This is what happened to his cat.

  • Common Gamer

    Common Gamer


    These videos always make me sad