Subhyaloid Haemorrhage in aCase of Vitamin B12 Deficiency:A Unique Presentation

Khan, Wadood ZA and Vidyasagar, Sudha and Bekur, Ragini and Belurkar, Sushma V and Shailaja, S (2013) Subhyaloid Haemorrhage in aCase of Vitamin B12 Deficiency:A Unique Presentation. The Journal of Clinical and Scientific Research, 3. pp. 160-163.

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Vitamin B12 deficiency causes pancytopenia and also is also assocciated with platelet dysfunction. We report the case of a 17-year-old girl, who presented with fatigue and sudden painless, non-progressive loss of vision in the left eye. An ophthalmologic evaluation revealed bilateral subhyaloid haemorrhage, with macular involvement on the left eye. Earlier Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy were suggestive of partially treated Vitamin B12 deficiency with pancytopenia the patient had received four doses of vitamin B12 injections. She was given a complete course of vitamin B12 injections.Both the pancytopenia and subhyaloid bleed improved completely with restoration of normal vision. This case documents the rare occurrence of subhyaloid bleed in vitamin B12 deficiency.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Retinal bleed; Megaloblastic anaemia; Pure vegans; Vitamin B12 deficiency
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ophthalmology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 04:11
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2015 12:32

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