An important problem in developing countries: maternal and neonatal vitamin B12 deficiency


Onal H., Adal E., Oner T., Onal Z. , Aydin A.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, no.3, pp.242-245, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tpa.45.242
  • Title of Journal : TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-245
  • Keywords: Developing countries, maternal vitamin B12 deficiency, neonatal vitamin B12 deficiency, TOTAL HOMOCYSTEINE, FOLATE-DEFICIENCY, WOMEN, SERUM, COBALAMIN, ACID, DISORDERS

Abstract

Aim: A significant increase has been noted in the number of infants admitted to our hospital due to neurologic findings and diagnosed as vitamin B12 deficiency within the first 6 months of life. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to determine the presence of maternal and neonatal vitamin B12 deficiency in infants born in our hospital.