LONG TERM VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY, COMPLICATION AND ITS MANAGEMENT IN VEGANISM NEWBORNJournal: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IAJPS) (Vol.3, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2016-03-04
Authors : Niraj Khatri Sapkota; Kailash Chandra Swain;
Page : 300-304
Keywords : vitamin; non-vegetarian diets; par-aesthesia; neurology.;
B-12 (cobalamin) is a complex molecule in which a cobalt atom is contained in a corrin ring, an important organic cofactor essential for the neurological and hematological integrity, strictly found in non-vegetarian diets and milk products, long run abstinence of these ingredients in diet results into its deficiency exhibiting neurological clinical manifestation which is, in general not seen but with strict long term deficiency such as in strict vegetarian leads to the clinical manifestation such as weakness, paraesthesia and numbness. Management of this manifestation can be done with vitamin B12 supplements or encouraging consuming the synthetic form of the vitamin, meat and egg that is rich source of Vit.B12, therefore this short review will focus to disclose the mechanism and management that correlates the effect of long term deficiency of Vitamin B12. Key words: vitamin, non-vegetarian diets, par-aesthesia, neurology.
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