Vitamin B12 deficiency: Unusual Cause of Jaundice in an Adolescent

Katakam, Phalguna Kousika and Hegde, Asha P and Venkataramaiahyappa, Manju (2018) Vitamin B12 deficiency: Unusual Cause of Jaundice in an Adolescent. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-3. ISSN 1757-790X

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Abstract

Vitamin B12 deficiency in vegans is a known cause of megaloblastic anaemia. We report an adolescent girl who presented with jaundice and weight loss for 6 months secondary to vitamin B12 deficiency, leading to megaloblastic anaemia. Replacement with vitamin B12 reversed her symptoms, resulting in weight gain, and normalised her haemoglobin, red blood cell morphology,bilirubin levels and serum vitamin B12 levels

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2018 11:29
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2018 11:29
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150478

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