Oral vitamin B12 treatment is effective for children with nutritional vitamin B12 deficiency


BAHADIR A. , REIS P. G. , ERDURAN E.

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, vol.50, no.9, pp.721-725, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jpc.12652
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.721-725

Abstract

Aim: Despite being one of common preventable deficiency disorders, vitamin B12 (vit-B12) deficiency can lead to serious health problems both in children and adult. The familiar treatment through parenteral route for vit-B12 deficiency frequently leads to poor adherence, and adequate response to treatment has lead to interest in oral supplementation. This study investigates the efficacy of oral vit-B12 treatment in children with nutritional vit-B12 deficiency.