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148 Possible Causes for Malabsorption of Vitamin B12, Syphilis

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  • Gastritis

    Alexandra Grablewski/Lifesize/Getty Images Can Malabsorption of Vitamin B12 Cause Gastritis? Actually, quite the opposite is true.[] Secondary syphilis of the stomach is a rare cause of gastritis.[] […] illness or injury) Potassium supplements Severe infections Steroid treatments Stomach injury Stomach surgery Swallowing poisons or foreign objects (i.e. paper clips or pins) Syphilis[]

  • Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type I

    […] or vitamin B12 deficiency.[] Histoplasmosis, HIV infection, hepatitis, and syphilis were ruled out with serologic testing.[] Treatment with i.v. epoprostenol, anticoagulants and vitamin B12 was initiated.[]

  • Adrenal Insufficiency

    Conditions associated with APS type 1 include: Addison’s disease Diminished parathyroid function Delayed or slow sexual development Vitamin B12 malabsorption / deficiency[] Syphilis was suspected but the non-treponemal serological test used (the rapid plasma reagin test (RPR)) was falsely negative due to the prozone phenomenon.[] Infections - eg, tuberculosis (TB), histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, HIV, syphilis. Haemorrhage - eg, anticoagulants, Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome.[]

  • Acute Gastritis

    B12 malabsorption (pernicious anaemia) 8.[] Certain diseases are said to predispose to this lesion; such as rheumatism, gout, syphilis, and tuberculosis.[] Secondary syphilis of the stomach is a rare cause of gastritis.[]

  • Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

    Therefore, known carriers should take care to have an adequate dietary intake of vitamin B12 and malabsorption syndromes like those occurring in familial pernicious anaemia[] Serologies for toxoplasmosis, herpes virus, Lyme disease and syphilis as well as tuberculin test were negative.[] The present case reports suggest that optic neuropathy in patients carrying a primary LHON mtDNA mutation may be precipitated by vitamin B12 deficiency.[]

  • Congenital Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome (selective vitamin B12 malabsorption with proteinuria). Orphanet Journal of Rare diseases, 1(1), 17.[] This disorder, which develops about 15 years after syphilis infection, is now rare, because syphilis is typically treated before it reaches that point.[] Vitamin B12 deficiency confirmed by laboratory tests may occur in cases of undernourishment and malnutrition for years (e.g., caused by strict vegetarian diet), malabsorption[]

  • AIDS Dementia Complex

    There was an associated low serum vitamin B12 resulting from malabsorption due to low gastric intrinsic factor secretion.[] Work-up  Lumber puncture with CSF analysis  neuroimaging studies (MRI)  Electroencephalography (EEG)  syphilis serology testing  thyroid studies  electrolyte levels[] Syphilis, human immunodeficiency virus, and the nervous system. In: Berger J, Levy R, eds. AIDS and the Nervous System, 2nd ed.[]

  • Toxic Amblyopia

    She was a life-long smoker who had suffered from Crohn's disease for at least 13 years and had vitamin B12 malabsorption which failed to correct with intrinsic factor.[] […] other consequences of external causes ( S00-T88 ) neoplasms ( C00-D49 ) symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified ( R00 - R94 ) syphilis[] The history is usually helpful in toxic optic neuropathy, but identification of syphilis may require laboratory testing.[]

  • Homocystinuria

    ]; selective intestinal malabsorption of vitamin B12 [MIM*261100]; vitamin B12 responsive homocystinuria, cblE type [MIM*236270]; methylcobalamin deficiency, cblG type [MIM[] Patients with Marchesani's syndrome have dislocated lenses, though their short stocky build, round heads and stubby hands make them clinically the "opposite" of Marian's.19 Syphilis[] In addition, there are seven other causes of homocystinuria: defect in vitamin B12 metabolism [MIM*277400]; deficiency of N -methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase [MIM*236250[]

  • Vitamin B Deficiency

    Development of a Vitamin B12 Deficiency A vitamin B12 deficiency typically exists as a result of either malabsorption or an increased vitamin B12 requirement.[] Syphilis (tabes dorsalis) History of syphilis infection or sexually transmitted infection.[] Vitamin B12 deficiency can be due to malabsorption of dietary B12 despite normal levels of intrinsic factor.[]

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