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Titolo:
Folate and vitamin B-12-deficiency anemias in Vietnamese immigrants livingin southern California
Autore:
Luong, KVQ; Nguyen, LTH;
Titolo Testata:
SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL
fascicolo: 1, volume: 93, anno: 2000,
pagine: 53 - 57
SICI:
0038-4348(200001)93:1<53:FAVBAI>2.0.ZU;2-8
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH; MEGALOBLASTIC-ANEMIA; COBALAMIN DEFICIENCY; PERNICIOUS-ANEMIA; HUMAN-PLASMA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
36
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Luong, KVQ 9188 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683 USA 9188 Bolsa Ave Westminster CA USA 92683 tminster, CA 92683 USA
Citazione:
K.V.Q. Luong e L.T.H. Nguyen, "Folate and vitamin B-12-deficiency anemias in Vietnamese immigrants livingin southern California", SOUTH MED J, 93(1), 2000, pp. 53-57

Abstract

Background. Although the occurrence of iron deficiency anemia and hemoglobinopathies in Vietnamese immigrants has been reported, folate and vitamin B-12 deficiencies have not. Proper diagnosis and effective treatment is necessary to achieve a complete correction of anemia. Methods, We retrospectively analyzed the records of Vietnamese immigrants seen in our medical clinic from 1991 to 1993. Fifty-nine anemic patients (48 females and 11 males) had low levels of red blood cell (RBC) folate and/or serum vitamin B-12. Results. The patients' mean age was 37.7 +/- 17 years. Mean hemoglobin andhematocrit values were 11.4 +/- 0.7 g/dL and 34.4% +/- 2.2%, respectively. Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) was normal in 40 patients (68%) (mean, 89.1 /- 5 fL) and low in 19 patients (32%) (mean, 69.7 +/- 6 fL). Forty-four patients had low RBC folate levels (mean, 157.7 +/- 41.7 ng/mL). Twenty patients had low serum vitamin B-12 levels (mean, 165.6 +/- 47 pg/mL). Fourteen patients had ferritin levels of <20%. Conclusions. Concomitant folate, vitamin B-12, and iron deficiencies or hemoglobinopathies might have been responsible for either normal or low MCV in some of our anemic patients. Tn this ethnic group, RBC folate and serum vitamin B-12 levels should be determined in all anemic patients.

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