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Serum holotranscobalamine, vitamin B12, folic acid and homocysteine levels in alopecia areata patients.
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PMID:  22591107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Alopecia areata has been associated with many autoimmune diseases. There is a common belief that the prevalance of pernicious anemia is increased in patients with alopecia areata. In this study, we sought to investigate vitamin B12, folate and homocysteine metabolism in alopecia areata. We measured holotranscobalamine (holoTC), vitamin B12, folate and homocysteine levels in 75 patients with alopecia areata and 54 controls. We did not find any significant differences in these parameters between these groups. We think that alopecia areata may not be associated with vitamin B12 deficiency. The co-occurence of pernicious anemia and alopecia areata in rare autoimmune syndromes, may not justify routine measurements of these parameters in alopecia areata patients.
Derun Taner Ertugrul; Ayse Serap Karadag; Zennure Takci; Serap Gunes Bilgili; Hatice Uce Ozkol; Emre Tutal; Kadir Okhan Akin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutaneous and ocular toxicology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1556-9535     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101266892     Medline TA:  Cutan Ocul Toxicol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Ankara Kecioren Research and Training Hospital , Internal Medicine, Ankara , Turkey.
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