Folic Acid Deficiency After Bone Marrow Transplantation

  • H. Link
  • P. Ostendorf
  • P. Wernet
  • K. Wilms
  • D. Niethammer
Part of the Experimental Hematology book series (HEMATOLOGY)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Leukemia Anemia Diarrhea Methotrexate Folic Acid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Link
    • 1
  • P. Ostendorf
    • 1
  • P. Wernet
    • 1
  • K. Wilms
    • 1
  • D. Niethammer
    • 2
  1. 1.Medizinische KlinikTübingenFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.KinderklinikEberhard Karls UniversitätTübingenFederal Republic of Germany

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