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A Case of Pancytopenia Caused by an Unusual Habit of Eating Pasta

Authors
  • Surani, Salim R1
  • Sharma, Munish2
  • 1 Internal Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple, USA
  • 2 Internal Medicine, Corpus Christi Medical Center, Corpus Christi, USA
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cureus
Publisher
Cureus, Inc.
Publication Date
Oct 30, 2019
Volume
11
Issue
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7759/cureus.6028
PMID: 31824795
PMCID: PMC6886624
Source
PubMed Central
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Abstract

Pure nutritional deficiency of folate and vitamin B12 is very unusual in developed countries, where most of the food items are fortified with essential vitamins and minerals. We hereby present a case of a middle-aged lady who declined to eat any other food items and survived only on pasta and sea salt for two years before presenting to the emergency department with pancytopenia. 

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