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Comparison of Injection Vitamin B12 With Symptomatic Management in Clinically Suspected Vitamin B12 Deficent Patients: an Interventional Study

Author(s): Janak Rathod , Taral Shah , Manisha Gupta, Rajendra Mehta

Journal: National Journal of Community Medicine
ISSN 0976-3325

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 728;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Vit. B 12 | Symptomatic management.

Objectives: This study was an attempt to evaluate the advantage of empirical use of Injection. Vitamin B 12 versus symptomatic management in clinically suspected Vitamin. B 12 deficient patients. Methodology: A total of 100 patients over 20 years of age (irrespective of gender) were included in the study. The patients were divided into two groups, one group ( n = 50) receiving vitamin B12 injections and the other group (n = 50) received symptomatic treatment. Results: In clinically suspected vitamin B12 deficient patients after giving empirical therapy of Inj. Vit B 12; generalized fatigue (96%), pareshtesia (93.48%), myalgia (93.75%), loss of appetite (88.89%), confusion (93.75%) and tremor (93.55%) were improved with ( p
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