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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)
  • Abstract:

    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


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