European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 145, Issue 6, pp 570–571 | Cite as

Megaloblastic anaemia in one of monozygous twins breast fed by their vegetarian mother

  • R. C. Gambon
  • M. J. Lentze
  • E. Rossi
Case Reports


Megaloblastic anaemia in infancy is uncommon in western countries. We describe a case of an exclusively breast-fed monozygous twin with severe vitamin B12 deficiency with haematologic and neurologic abnormalities. Treatment with vitamin B12 resulted in a rapid haematological and clinical improvement.

Key words

Alimentary vitamin B12 deficiency Vegetarianism Megaloblastic anaemia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Gambon
    • 1
  • M. J. Lentze
    • 1
  • E. Rossi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Children's HospitalUniversity of BerneBerneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Universitäts-FrauenklinikBernSwitzerland

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