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Oral signs and symptoms in patients with undiagnosed vitamin B12 deficiency.
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PMID:  8600284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The oral manifestations of glossitis, stomatitis and mucosal ulceration in vitamin B12 deficiency have long been recognised. These oral changes may occur in the absence of symptomatic anaemia or of macrocytosis. The aim of this paper is to describe a retrospective study of the wide range of oral signs and symptoms reported by 14 patients found to have a previously undiagnosed vitamin B12 deficiency. None of the patients described in this study had generalised symptoms sufficiently advanced to arouse suspicions of vitamin B12 deficiency. The essential criteria for the diagnosis of pernicious anaemia are also discussed.
E A Field; J A Speechley; F R Rugman; E Varga; W R Tyldesley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0904-2512     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Oral Pathol. Med.     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-05-01     Completed Date:  1996-05-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911934     Medline TA:  J Oral Pathol Med     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  468-70     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Clinical Dental Sciences, University of Liverpool, England.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / diagnosis
Anemia, Macrocytic / diagnosis
Anemia, Pernicious / diagnosis
Burning Mouth Syndrome / etiology
Cheilitis / etiology
Glossalgia / etiology
Glossitis / etiology
Mouth Diseases / etiology*
Mouth Mucosa / pathology
Retrospective Studies
Stomatitis / etiology
Stomatitis, Denture / etiology
Ulcer / etiology
Vitamin B 12 / blood
Vitamin B 12 Deficiency / complications*,  diagnosis
Reg. No./Substance:
68-19-9/Vitamin B 12

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