Kokko Conference: Is Vitamin B12 deficiency one of the etiological causes of pancytopenia?

The Bottom Line: The etiological causes of pancytopenia vary depends on patients’ age, gender, country, and other conditions. Vitamin B12 deficiency is the most common treatable cause of pancytopenia.


Yokuş O, Gedik H. Etiological causes of pancytopenia: A report of 137 cases. Avicenna J Med. 2016 Oct-Dec;6(4):109-112.

ARTICLE mentioned in Conference:

Stabler, SP. Clinical practice. Vitamin B12 deficiencyN Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 10;368(2):149-60. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcp1113996.

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