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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 56, Issue 2, pp 243–247 | Cite as

Bleeding manifestations in megaloblastic anemia

  • R. K. Marwaha
  • Surjit Singh
  • G. Garewal
  • N. Marwaha
  • B. N. S Walia
  • Lata Kumar
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Abstract

Ten children with megaloblastic anemia and a hemorrhagic diathesis are reported. Four of them had life-threatening bleeds necessitating an emergency blood transfusion. Seven had platelet counts of less than 30,000/cu mm, and nine had hemoglobin values of ≤ 5.2 g/dl at initial presentation. Deficiency of vitamin B12 was more frequently encountered. Response to therapy was excellent and hemostasis was possible within 12 to 24 hours of initiating treatment.

Key Words

Thrombocytopenia Hemorrhage Anemia Megalo-blastic anemia 

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Marwaha
    • 1
  • Surjit Singh
    • 1
  • G. Garewal
    • 2
  • N. Marwaha
    • 2
  • B. N. S Walia
    • 1
  • Lata Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of PediatricsPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarh
  2. 2.Departments of HematologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarh

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