Arch Dis Child. 1984 Feb; 59(2): 177-9.
Systemic carnitine deficiency exacerbated by a strict vegetarian diet.
A 12-year old boy suffered episodes of vomiting, lethargy, and hypoglycaemia from the age of 1 year. Adhering to a vegetarian diet caused an increase in frequency and severity of the attacks. It was found that he was suffering from systemic carnitine deficiency that responded promptly to treatment with L-carnitine.