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Vitamin B12 deficiency presenting as an acute confusional state: a case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  24250331     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with a wide spectrum of neuro-psychiatric manifestations.
RESULTS: We report a case of a 44 year old female patient referred to the haematology unit with vitamin B12 deficiency presenting as an acute confusional state or delirium. Total resolution of the psychiatric symptoms occurred following parenteral vitamin B12 replacement therapy.
CONCLUSION: This case report highlights one of the neuro-psychiatric presentations of vitamin B12 deficiency in a previously healthy individual.
Authors:
D Kibirige; C Wekesa; M Kaddu-Mukasa; M Waiswa
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African health sciences     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1729-0503     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr Health Sci     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101149451     Medline TA:  Afr Health Sci     Country:  Uganda    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  850-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences and Haematology Unit, Mulago National Referral and Teaching hospital, Kampala Uganda.
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