Malabsorption and deficiency of vitamin B12 in HIV-infected patients with chronic diarrhea

Abstract

Deficiency of vitamin B12 is commonly reported in HIV-infected patients. We measured vitamin B12 levels in 36 HIV-infected patients with chronic diarrhea (>3 stools/day for six weeks or more). Eight patients had an identifiable cause of diarrhea. Vitamin B12 levels were low in 39%. Sixteen of these patients were selected to undergo further testing, eight… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02090365

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