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Brain Atrophy Caused by Vitamin B12-Deficient Anemia in an Infant.
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PMID:  21941150     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Vitamin B12 deficiency in infants often presents with nonspecific hematological, gastrointestinal, and neurological manifestations. It is usually caused by inadequate intake, abnormal absorption, or congenital disorders of vitamin B12 metabolism, including transport disorders. We describe a vitamin B12-deficient infant with severe anemia who was breastfed. His mother had undiagnosed vitamin B12 deficiency having undergone total gastrectomy 18 years earlier. The infant developed normally after taking vitamin B12. It is important to suspect vitamin B12 deficiency in mothers who have undergone gastrectomy. Early diagnosis and treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency in infants is important and will help improve long-term prognosis.
Authors:
Michi Kamei; Yasuhiko Ito; Naoki Ando; Tomonari Awaya; Takaharu Yamada; Motoo Nakagawa; Atsuko Yamaguchi; Masanobu Ohuchi; Makoto Yazaki; Hajime Togari
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology : official journal of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1536-3678     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505928     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  556-558     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Departments of *Pediatrics and Neonatology §Radiology, Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences ♯Department of Pediatrics, Nagoya City East Medical Center, Moriyama Hospital, Nagoya †Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine Kyoto University, Kyoto ‡Department of Pediatrics, Kainan Hospital, Yatomi, Aichi ∥Department of Pediatrics, Asahi Rosai Hospital, Owariasahi ¶Department of Pediatrics, Suzuki Hospital, Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
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