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Symptoms of Biotin Deficiency

Symptoms of biotin deficiency vary widely because biotin is involved in so many biochemical processes in the body.4 Clinical signs may include:

  • Anemia.3
  • Ataxia.7
  • Depression.1, 5
  • Developmental delays.18
  • Elevated cholesterol levels.3
  • Fatigue.1, 5
  • Hair loss and thinning hair.1, 7
  • Hallucinations.1, 5
  • Heart function impairment.3, 8
  • Increased number of bacterial and fungal infections due to impaired immunity.3, 5
  • Insomnia.3
  • Leiner's disease.4
  • Loss of appetite.3
  • Loss of hair color.1
  • Loss of hearing.10
  • Mental retardation.7
  • Muscle pain.3
  • Muscle weakness.7
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  • Numbness, burning, and tingling in arms, legs, hands, and feet.1, 3, 5
  • Pallor.3
  • Red and scaly skin rash (around eyes, mouth, nose, and genitals); usually tests positive for the yeast infection Candida.18
  • Seizures and other neurological problems.10
  • Sore tongue.3
  • Unusual urinary odor.4
  • Vision problems.10
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Loss of muscle coordination and balance.6
Typically with inherited metabolic disorders.7
Acute generalized seborrhoeic dermatitis in infants.50
Unusually pale skin.6
 
 
 
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