Author(s): Dinci E, Jovici A, Malesevi M, Raicevi R, Djordjevi D
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Abstract Completely different entities might be with the same possibility in the baseline of interweaving of symptoms and signs of nervous system damage. One of them, the deficiency of vitamin B12 very frequently causes megaloblastic anemia and funicular myelosis. In the case of our patient, after the clinical picture of hemolytic anemia was revealed, by slow-progressive course was developed neurologic deficiency that, according to its features, could have the deficiency of cobalamin and folic acid in its etiologic background. On the basis of disease course, clinical finding, numerous clinical investigations so as the reaction to applied therapy it was assumed that the patient had besides confirmed autoimmune hemolytic anemia the pernicious anemia as the associated cause of anemic syndrome and the basic reason of the development of neurologic deficiency. Described is the frequent associated occurrence of pernicious anemia and antiglobulin positive hemolytic anemia, so as the significant association of pernicious anemia with the deficiency of immunoglobulins that was otherwise observed in our patient as the permanent IgA deficiency.
This article was published in Vojnosanit Pregl
and referenced in Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion