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.

Reference:

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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