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Title: Psychiatric syndromes in pernicious anaemia--a case report.
Authors: Ko, S.M. 
Liu, T.C.
Issue Date: Feb-1992
Source: Ko, S.M., Liu, T.C. (1992-02). Psychiatric syndromes in pernicious anaemia--a case report.. Singapore Medical Journal 33 (1) : 92-94. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Surveys of psychiatric population had previously shown a high incidence of patients with low serum vitamin B12. A variety of psychiatric syndromes have been described, ranging from mild disturbance in mood state like depression to maniacal excitement; psychotic conditions like paranoid states and schizophrenia; and cognitive dysfunctions such as memory defect, delirium and dementia. A case of a 67-year-old Chinese lady suffering from pernicious anaemia, but presenting with prominent paranoid delusions is reported. Treatment with cyanocobalamine and anti-psychotic medication led to prompt resolution of her psychotic experience. Subsequently she developed a transient depressive syndrome which also responded well to a short course of antidepressant.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134058
ISSN: 00375675
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