Severe Haemolytic Anaemia, a Rare Presentation of Nutritional Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A Case Report

Keywords: Cobalamine, Haemolytic, Vitamin B12

Abstract

Vitamin B12 deficiency usually presents with megaloblastic anemia, pancytopenia, and neurological symptoms. The cause is usually, nutritional deficiency, increase demand, decrease absorption. This report describes a case with symptoms of apathy and findings suggestive of severe hemolytic anemia, diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency. Haemolysis is a rare hematological finding in cases of B12 deficiency, and descriptions of a nutritional vitamin B12 deficiency, without evidence of pernicious anaemia, causing haemolysis, are even scarcer, and this paper was intended to draw physicians’ attention to this rare form of presentation.

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Author Biography

Aamir Siddiqui, Vayodha Hospitals Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal

Consultant & Clinical Coordinator Department of critical care medicine

Published
2019-06-20
How to Cite
Siddiqui, A. (2019). Severe Haemolytic Anaemia, a Rare Presentation of Nutritional Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A Case Report. Nepalese Medical Journal, 2(1), 188-190. https://doi.org/10.3126/nmj.v2i1.24556
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Case Reports