Metformin-induced vitamin b12 deficiency and macrocytic anemia: a case report
- At: 2006 FIP Congress in Salvadore (Brazil)
- Type: Poster
- By: CHIANG, Yi-Chun (Wanfang Medical Center, Taipei, China Taiwan)
- Co-author(s): Tseng, Yuan-Teng (Wanfang Medical Center, TAIPEI, China Taiwan)
Chen, Hsiang-Yin (Wanfang Medical Center, TAIPEI, China Taiwan)
Metformin is a widely used antidiabetic agent. The incidence of metformin-related vitamin B12 deficiency was 7~9% and megaloblastic anemia was rare. The current article was reporting a case of metformin-related symptomatic macrocystic anemia. This 76-year-old female diabetic patient taking metformin entered the emergency room of Wan-Fang Medical.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.