Fatal folic acid toxicity in humans - Devnath GP, Kumaran S, Rajiv R, Shaha KK, Nagaraj A.
Folic acid is B-9 vitamin. Folic acid is prescribed commonly for pregnant women to prevent neural tube defects in the fetus, patients under chemotherapy, pernicious anemia and to reduce the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. Acute or chronic ingest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news
Andrew Flinders Taylor vowed to only eat POTATOES for a year
Andrew Taylor's potato-only diet could lead in pernicious anaemia and irreversible nerve damage, said Dr Jennie Jackson, nutrition and dietetics lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Not Enough B12?
My sister, age 55, has just been diagnosed with pernicious anemia. Can it be reversed? Besides the shots she needs every two weeks, what dietary changes or supplements would help? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - February 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Evaluation of patients with diabetes
Bilateral lower limb paraesthesis is common in diabetic patients but Draman et al. show that peripheral neuropathy in a diabetic could be due to aetiologies other than diabetes. They present a case of a 28-year-old man with a long history of type 1 diabetes mellitus presented with bilateral paraesthesia of both feet and unsteady gait. Investigation showed he had subacute combined degeneration of the cord. The patient had rapid symptomatic improvement with i.m. vitamin B12 injection. Pernicious anaemia is known to be more common in patients with type 1 diabetes. Cobalamin deficiency is reversible if de...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 9, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Revised Article-Pernicious Anemia
Pernicious anemia is a condition in which the body can't make enough healthy red blood cells because it doesn't have enough vitamin B12. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics - April 4, 2011 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news