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Case Report Two Cases of Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia Combined with Iron Deficiency Anemia.
Eun Hae Kim, Hee Soon Cho, Chae Hoon Lee, Kyung Dong Kim, Myung Soo Hyun
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 2003;20(2):206-211
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2003.20.2.206
Published online: December 31, 2003
1Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea. chlee@med.yu.ac.kr
2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
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Simultaneous deficiency of Vitamin B12 and iron induces that the bone marrow erythroid megaloblastosis and peripheral blood macroovalocytosis are masked because of countervailing the tendency of iron deficiency to produce hypochromic microcytic erythrocytes. We report two cases of Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia with low mean corpuscular volume (MCV) due to combined iron deficiency anemia with review of literature.

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