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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 114-115

Vitamin B12 deficiency presenting as hemolytic anemia


Department of Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Muhammad Aamir Waheed
Department of Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, PO Box 3050, Doha
Qatar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/LJMS.LJMS_31_18

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Vitamin B12 deficiency is not an uncommon condition. Commonly patient presents with megaloblastic anemia and pancytopenia. There are reports in the literature of Vitamin B12 deficiency associated with other immunological conditions. We report such a case of Vitamin B12 deficiency associated with hemolytic anemia in a 36-year-old Indian man, who presented with pancytopenia and hemolytic anemia. Workup for other causes of hemolytic anemia was negative, and the patient responded to treatment with Vitamin B12, with resolution of pancytopenia and hemolysis. Clinicians need to be aware of this association as both conditions occur rarely together and unawareness may lead to unnecessary investigation and procedures.


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