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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711333/b12-deficiency-leading-to-marked-poikilocytosis-versus-true-schistocytosis-a-pernicious-problem
#1
James A Hall, James Mason, Julia Choi, Mark Holguin
Severe vitamin B12 deficiency is caused most commonly by autoimmune atrophic gastritis leading to loss of intrinsic factor. Vitamin B12 deficiency leading to megaloblastic anemia and demyelinating central nervous system disease is well known; however, a rare presentation of B12 deficiency described as pseudothrombotic microangiopathy is not well known. This complication presents with signs of mechanical hemolysis, elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), thrombocytopenia, and a low reticulocyte count, which can be incorrectly diagnosed as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and managed incorrectly...
June 20, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618975/a-black-cohosh-extract-causes-hematologic-and-biochemical-changes-consistent-with-a-functional-cobalamin-deficiency-in-female-b6c3f1-n-mice
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Michelle C Cora, William Gwinn, Ralph Wilson, Debra King, Suramya Waidyanatha, Grace E Kissling, Sukhdev S Brar, Dorian Olivera, Chad Blystone, Greg Travlos
Black cohosh rhizome, available as a dietary supplement, is most commonly marketed as a remedy for dysmenorrhea and menopausal symptoms. A previous subchronic toxicity study of black cohosh dried ethanolic extract (BCE) in female mice revealed a dose-dependent ineffective erythropoiesis with a macrocytosis consistent with the condition known as megaloblastic anemia. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential mechanisms by which BCE induces these particular hematological changes. B6C3F1/N female mice (32/group) were exposed by gavage to vehicle or 1,000 mg/kg BCE for 92 days...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582589/macrocytosis-secondary-to-hydroxyurea-therapy
#3
Francisco O Conrado, Amy L Weeden, Abbie L Speas, Mary K Leissinger
A 10-year-old, male neutered Shetland Sheepdog was presented to the University of Florida for evaluation of a well-granulated mast cell tumor. Hydroxyurea therapy was instituted and serial CBCs showed persistent mild anemia and macrocytosis without a corresponding increase in polychromasia. The dog's MCV increased progressively, reaching its highest value of 100.0 fL after 6 months of treatment, and a diagnosis of macrocytosis associated with hydroxyurea therapy was made. The dog's increase in MCV was prominent, and rapidly decreased after the drug was discontinued, consistent with previous observations in human and canine subjects treated with hydroxyurea...
June 5, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569432/plasma-folate-levels-and-associated-factors-in-women-planning-to-become-pregnant-in-a-population-with-high-prevalence-of-neural-tube-defects
#4
Rui Ma, Linlin Wang, Lei Jin, Zhiwen Li, Aiguo Ren
BACKGROUND: Optimal blood folate levels of women before pregnancy are critical to the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs). However, few studies have focused on blood folate levels of women planning to become pregnant. The aims of this study were to assess plasma folate levels in women who planned to become pregnant in a population with high prevalence of NTDs, to identify factors associated with plasma folate levels, and to evaluate the risk of NTDs at the population level. METHODS: A total of 2065 women were enrolled at the time of premarital health check-up in two rural counties in northern China from November 2009 to December 2012...
June 1, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545069/behavioral-alterations-are-associated-with-vitamin-b12-deficiency-in-the-transcobalamin-receptor-cd320-ko-mouse
#5
Kaveri Arora, Jeffrey M Sequeira, Alejandro I Hernández, Juan M Alarcon, Edward V Quadros
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency is prevalent worldwide and causes megaloblastic anemia and neurologic deficits. While the anemia can be treated, the neurologic deficits can become refractive to treatment as the disease progresses. Therefore, timely intervention is critical for a favorable outcome. Moreover, the metabolic basis for the neuro-pathologic changes and the role of cobalamin deficiency in the pathology still remains unexplained. Using a transcobalamin receptor / CD320 knockout mouse that lacks the receptor for cellular uptake of transcobalamin bound cobalamin, we aimed to determine whether cobalamin deficiency in the central nervous system produced functional neurologic deficits in the mouse that would parallel those observed in humans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504500/infantile-onset-thiamine-responsive-megaloblastic-anemia-syndrome-with-slc19a2-mutation-a-case-report
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Nagehan Katipoğlu, Tuba H Karapinar, Korean Demir, Sultan Aydin Köker, Özlem Nalbantoğlu, Yılmaz Ay, Hüseyin A Korkmaz, Yeşim Oymak, Melek Yıldız, Selma Tunç, Filiz Hazan, Canan Vergin, Behzat Ozkan
BACKGROUND: Thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia syndrome (TRMA), also known as Rogers syndrome, is characterized by megaloblastic anemia, sensorineural hearing loss, and diabetes mellitus. Disturbances of the thiamine transport into the cells results from homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in the SLC19A2 gene. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a girl which presented with sensorineural deafness treated with a hearing prosthesis, insulin requiring diabetes, macrocytic anemia, treated with thiamine (100 mg/day)...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461497/folate-rescues-vitamin-b12-depletion-induced-inhibition-of-nuclear-thymidylate-biosynthesis-and-genome-instability
#7
Ashley M Palmer, Elena Kamynina, Martha S Field, Patrick J Stover
Clinical vitamin B12 deficiency can result in megaloblastic anemia, which results from the inhibition of DNA synthesis by trapping folate cofactors in the form of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-methylTHF) and subsequent inhibition of de novo thymidylate (dTMP) biosynthesis. In the cytosol, vitamin B12 functions in the remethylation of homocysteine to methionine, which regenerates THF from 5-methylTHF. In the nucleus, THF is required for de novo dTMP biosynthesis, but it is not understood how 5-methylTHF accumulation in the cytosol impairs nuclear dTMP biosynthesis...
May 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450989/-etiological-profile-of-anemia-in-a-department-of-internal-medicine
#8
Ali Zinebi, Hicham Eddou, Karim Mohamed Moudden, Mohamed Elbaaj
Anemia is a major public health problem worldwide despite remarkable improvement in living conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies it as one of the ten most serious problems in the world. This study aims to describe the epidemiologic and etiologic profiles of the cases of anemia treated during our training. We conducted a retrospective study involving 150 patients carried out over 5 years, from January 2011 to December 2015. The average age of our patients was 48.8 years and women were more likely to be affected than men, with a sex ratio of 1...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360040/vitamin-b12-deficiency-from-the-perspective-of-a-practicing-hematologist
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REVIEW
Ralph Green
B12 deficiency is the leading cause of megaloblastic anemia, and although more common in the elderly, can occur at any age. Clinical disease caused by B12 deficiency usually connotes severe deficiency, resulting from a failure of the gastric or ileal phase of physiological B12 absorption, best exemplified by the autoimmune disease pernicious anemia. There are many other causes of B12 deficiency, which range from severe to mild. Mild deficiency usually results from failure to render food B12 bioavailable or from dietary inadequacy...
May 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351841/maternofetal-transport-of-vitamin-b12-role-of-tcblr-cd320-and-megalin
#10
Kaveri Arora, Jeffrey M Sequeira, Edward V Quadros
Vitamin B12 deficiency causes megaloblastic anemia and neurologic disorder in humans. Gene defects of transcobalamin (TC) and the transcobalamin receptor (TCblR), needed for cellular uptake of the TC-bound B12, do not confer embryonic lethality. TC deficiency can produce the hematologic and neurologic complications after birth, whereas TCblR/CD320 gene defects appear to produce mild metabolic changes. Alternate maternofetal transport mechanisms appear to provide adequate B12 to the fetus. To understand this mechanism, we evaluated the role of TC, TCblR/CD320, and megalin in maternofetal transport of B12 in a TCblR/CD320-knockout (KO) mouse...
July 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326965/hematogones-detected-by-flow-cytometry-in-a-child-with-vitamin-b12-deficiency
#11
Lisa Sutton, Nkechi Mba
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a known cause of megaloblastic anemia and bone marrow failure. Bone marrow biopsies are not frequently performed as part of the diagnostic workup and can demonstrate morphologic features that overlap with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute leukemia. We describe a case of a dysplastic bone marrow with increased bone marrow hematogones detected by flow cytometry in a child with vitamin B12 deficiency. Hematogones are normal B cell precursors, and hyperplasia has been described in a variety of often reactive conditions and also disease...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306690/combined-megaloblastic-and-sideroblastic-anemia-in-an-infant-fed-with-goat-s-milk
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Ananya Datta-Mitra, Elham Vali-Betts, Ralph Green, Hooman Rashidi, Jong Hee Chung, Denis M Dwyre
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May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216963/micronutrient-deficiencies-in-patients-with-chronic-atrophic-autoimmune-gastritis-a-review
#13
REVIEW
Federica Cavalcoli, Alessandra Zilli, Dario Conte, Sara Massironi
Chronic atrophic autoimmune gastritis (CAAG) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease characterized by an immune response, which is directed towards the parietal cells and intrinsic factor of the gastric body and fundus and leads to hypochlorhydria, hypergastrinemia and inadequate production of the intrinsic factor. As a result, the stomach's secretion of essential substances, such as hydrochloric acid and intrinsic factor, is reduced, leading to digestive impairments. The most common is vitamin B12 deficiency, which results in a megaloblastic anemia and iron malabsorption, leading to iron deficiency anemia...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210839/thrombotic-microangiopathy-caused-by-methionine-synthase-deficiency-diagnosis-and-treatment-pitfalls
#14
Maria Helena Vaisbich, Andressa Braga, Maria Gabrielle, Clarissa Bueno, Flávia Piazzon, Fernando Kok
BACKGROUND: Inborn errors of cobalamin (Cbl) metabolism form a large group of rare diseases. One of these, Cbl deficiency type C (CblC), is a well-known cause of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), especially in infants. However, there has only been a single published case of TMA associated to Cbl deficiency type G (CblG), also known as methionine synthase deficiency (MSD). CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: A 21-month-old boy presented with pallor and oral ulcers during episodes of upper respiratory infection (URI)...
June 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205048/mild-orotic-aciduria-in-umps-heterozygotes-a-metabolic-finding-without-clinical-consequences
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Saskia B Wortmann, Margaret A Chen, Roberto Colombo, Alessandro Pontoglio, Bader Alhaddad, Lorenzo D Botto, Tatiana Yuzyuk, Curtis R Coughlin, Maria Descartes, Stephanie Grűnewald, Bruno Maranda, Philippa B Mills, James Pitt, Catherine Potente, Richard Rodenburg, Leo A J Kluijtmans, Srirangan Sampath, Emil F Pai, Ron A Wevers, George E Tiller
BACKGROUND: Elevated urinary excretion of orotic acid is associated with treatable disorders of the urea cycle and pyrimidine metabolism. Establishing the correct and timely diagnosis in a patient with orotic aciduria is key to effective treatment. Uridine monophosphate synthase is involved in de novo pyrimidine synthesis. Uridine monophosphate synthase deficiency (or hereditary orotic aciduria), due to biallelic mutations in UMPS, is a rare condition presenting with megaloblastic anemia in the first months of life...
May 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169460/alterations-of-the-hematologic-cells-in-synthetic-cannabinoid-users
#16
Derya Guzel, Ahmet Bulent Yazici, Esra Yazici, Atila Erol
BACKGROUND: Functions, morphology, distributions, and index of the circulating cells are the most useful parameters that indicate various inflammatory and toxic conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of these parameters in patients diagnosed with (synthetic) cannabis use disorder. METHODS: This study included a total of 40 patients in the study group (SG) with synthetic cannabis use; and 40 healthy individuals as the control group (CG)...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076318/beta-cell-function-and-clinical-course-in-three-siblings-with-thiamine-responsive-megaloblastic-anemia-trma-treated-with-thiamine-supplementation
#17
Kathryn Potter, John Wu, Julie Lauzon, Josephine Ho
Three siblings with thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia (TRMA) with a homozygous c.454delGGCATinsAT mutation in SLC19A2 are described. The index case presented at 14 months' old with severe non-ketotic hyperglycemia, dehydration, seizures and sinovenous thrombosis. She was started on insulin and developed sensorineural hearing loss around 2 years old. Two siblings were found to have the same mutation and were started on thiamine. One sibling developed transient hyperglycemia after several years of thiamine supplementation of 12 mg/kg that resolved with an increased thiamine dose (23 mg/kg)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073728/biermer-anemia-hematologic-characteristics-of-66-patients-in-a-clinical-hematology-unit-at-senegal
#18
F Seynabou, N Fatou Samba Diago, D Oulimata Diop, S Abibatou Fall, D Nafissatou
Hematological manifestations can lead to diagnosis of pernicious anemia, also known as Biermer disease and Biermer anemia. This disease has been little studied among black Africans. Our aim is to describe its diagnostic and therapeutic aspects and outcome in our practice. This descriptive study retrospectively examined the records of 66 patients with pernicious anemia seen at the Clinical Hematology Unit of Le Dantec Hospital in Senegal from January 1, 2000, to June 30, 2014. Symptoms were anemic syndrome (40 cases), hemolytic anemia (13), anemic heart failure (7), isolated pallor of the mucous membranes (5), and venous thrombosis (2)...
November 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060111/frequent-infections-hypotonia-and-anemia-in-a-breastfed-infant
#19
Fatma Kamoun, Rime Guirat, Fatma Megdich, Salma Ben Ameur, Choumous Kallel, Mongia Hachicha
Vitamin B12 deficiency may be responsible of serious hematologic and neurodevelopmental abnormalities. We report the case of an infant who was hospitalized because of recurrent infections, failure to thrive, hypotonia, and weakness. He was 8 months old and had been exclusively breastfed. Blood cell count showed pancytopenia with megaloblastic bone marrow. The serum IgG concentration was low. Vitamin B12 level was very low and associated with increased urinary methylmalonic acid. Cobalamin deficiency was caused by mother's unrecognized pernicious anemia...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050621/-a-two-faced-vitamin-folic-acid-prevention-or-promotion-of-colon-cancer
#20
Anke Weißenborn, Anke Ehlers, Karen-I Hirsch-Ernst, Alfonso Lampen, Birgit Niemann
In the late 1930s, it was discovered that liver and yeast extracts can be used to correct certain cases of megaloblastic anemia in pregnancy. The factor responsible for this was isolated from spinach leaves in the 1940s, and referred to as folate, a term derived from the Latin word folium for leaf. Folate is considered an essential nutrient for human beings. Folic acid, the synthetic form of the vitamin, is used in dietary supplements, medicines and fortified foods. Since the 1980s, it has been recommended that women who plan to become pregnant and pregnant women during the first trimester of pregnancy take folic acid supplements...
January 3, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
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