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Ugeskr Laeger. 2015 Aug 10;177(33):V02150167.

[Severe macrocytic anaemia and secondary hyperparathyroidism in a vegan].

[Article in Danish]

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Kredsløbscenteret, Sygehus Sønderjylland, Kresten Philipsens Vej 15, 6200 Aabenraa. elizabethforland@gmail.com.

Abstract

Nutritional deficiency anaemia in vegans is common and usually due to lack of vitamin B12, as this vitamin is found almost exclusively in animal-based food products. In this case report we present a 39-year-old male vegan with severe macrocytic anaemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency as well as secondary hyperparathyroidism due to severe vitamin D deficiency. We want to emphasize the importance of a detailed nutritional history for patients with anaemia, and the need for vitamin B12 and vitamin D supplements for people who comply with a vegan diet.

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