Megaloblastic anaemia in one of monozygous twins breast fed by their vegetarian mother.

Author(s): 

Gambon RC, Lentze MJ, Rossi E.

Year Published: 

1986

Journal: 

Eur J Pediatr.

Category: 

Abstract: 

Megaloblastic anaemia in infancy is uncommon in western countries. We describe a case of an exclusively breast-fed monozygous twin with severe vitamin B12 deficiency with haematologic and neurologic abnormalities. Treatment with vitamin B12 resulted in a rapid haematological and clinical improvement.