Vitamin B 12 deficiency

Unusual cause of jaundice in an adolescent

Phalguna Kousika Katakam, Asha P. Hegde, Manju Venkataramaiahyappa

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Abstract

Vitamin B 12 deficiency in vegans is a known cause of megaloblastic anaemia. We report an adolescent girl who presented with jaundice and weight loss for 6 months secondary to vitamin B 12 deficiency, leading to megaloblastic anaemia. Replacement with vitamin B 12 reversed her symptoms, resulting in weight gain, and normalised her haemoglobin, red blood cell morphology, bilirubin levels and serum vitamin B 12 levels.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbcr-2017-222302
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2018
Externally publishedYes

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Megaloblastic Anemia
Vitamin B 12 Deficiency
Vitamin B 12
Jaundice
Bilirubin
Weight Gain
Weight Loss
Hemoglobins
Erythrocytes
Serum
Vegans

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  • Medicine(all)

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Katakam, P. K., Hegde, A. P., & Venkataramaiahyappa, M. (2018). Vitamin B 12 deficiency: Unusual cause of jaundice in an adolescent. BMJ Case Reports, 2018, [bcr-2017-222302]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2017-222302
Katakam, Phalguna Kousika ; Hegde, Asha P. ; Venkataramaiahyappa, Manju. / Vitamin B 12 deficiency : Unusual cause of jaundice in an adolescent. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2018 ; Vol. 2018.
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