Folate deficiency in chronic inflammatory bowel diseases.


In a consecutive study of 216 outpatients with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (CIBD) low serum and erythrocyte folate levels were found in 59% and 26%, respectively. In patients with low folate levels in both serum and erythrocytes, megaloblastic changes in the bone marrow ere found in 67% (29 out of 44). Their folate intakes were borderline… (More)


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