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Cobalamin pseudodeficiency due to a transcobalamin I deficiency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12356110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency warrants appropriate evaluation because cobalamin is necessary in certain biochemical functions. R-binder deficiency, which causes low cobalamin levels, is a rare and benign pseudodeficiency. If not further evaluated by determining levels of methylmalonic acid and homocysteine, however, such a patient would be given unneeded treatment. We report a case in which a patient has an R-binder deficiency, specifically transcobalamin I deficiency, with a low vitamin B12 level but no true vitamin B12 deficiency.
Authors:
Bobbi B Adcock; Jerry T McKnight
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-01     Completed Date:  2002-10-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1060-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Family Medicine, College of Community Health Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Deficiency Diseases / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Transcobalamins / deficiency*
Vitamin B 12 Deficiency / diagnosis*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Transcobalamins

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