Macrocytic anaemia due to copper deficiency in a patient with late onset hypogammaglobulinaemia.

@article{Oppenheimer1987MacrocyticAD,
  title={Macrocytic anaemia due to copper deficiency in a patient with late onset hypogammaglobulinaemia.},
  author={Stephen M. Oppenheimer and Barry Hoffbrand and Thomas Dormandy and Neville Edward. Parker and D. G. Wickens},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={63 737},
  pages={
          205-7
        }
}
Very few cases of acquired severe copper deficiency have been described. The principal effects are haematological, but the precise abnormalities are uncertain due to the possible association of other deficiencies. A case of isolated severe copper deficiency associated with late onset hypogammaglobulinaemia is reported in which the chief findings were macrocytic anaemia, neutropenia and a decrease in mean platelet volume. All these abnormalities resolved when copper therapy was instituted and… CONTINUE READING

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