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B12 deficiency is common in infants and is accompanied by serious neurological symptons
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Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences. Ă–stersund Hospital.
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2017 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 106, no 1, 101-104 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim

Adverse neurological symptoms have been linked to vitamin B12 deficiency in infants. This explorative study described the clinical presentation associated with vitamin B12 deficiency in this age group.

Methods

The study comprised infants who were born between 2004 and 2012 and were tested for vitamin B12 levels after they were admitted to a hospital with neurological symptoms at less than one year of age. Vitamin B12 deficiency was defined as low cobalamin in serum and/or increased homocysteine and/or increased methylmalonate. It was diagnosed according to the applicable International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, and recorded as vitamin B12 deficiency in the medical records. All information was retrieved from medical records and compared to symptomatic infants with normal levels.

Results

Of the 121 infants tested, 35 had vitamin B12 deficiency and 86 had normal levels. Vitamin B12 deficiency was diagnosed at an average age of 1.7 months and was more common among boys. Seizures and apparent life-threatening events were the most common symptoms among infants with B12 deficiency compared to infants with normal levels.

Conclusion

Vitamin B12 deficiency was more common in infants than we expected and presented with severe symptoms, such as seizures and apparent life-threatening events.

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2017. Vol. 106, no 1, 101-104 p.
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Pediatrics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29657DOI: 10.1111/apa.13625OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-29657DiVA: diva2:1057491
Available from: 2016-12-18 Created: 2016-12-18 Last updated: 2016-12-20Bibliographically approved

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