Folic Acid Deficiency After Bone Marrow Transplantation
Megaloblastic and dyserythropoetic bone marrow pathologies which cannot be explained by drug effects are found frequently after bone marrow transplantation (BMT). The high proliferation rate of transplanted hematopoetic cells, total-body irradiation, mucositis, diarrhea, total parenteral nutrition and anorexia may all contribute to low folic acid levels, which could help account for such pathologies.
KeywordsBone Marrow Transplantation Aplastic Anemia Total Parenteral Nutrition Acid Deficiency High Proliferation Rate
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