European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 164, Issue 4, pp 257–258 | Cite as

Vitamin B12 deficiency presenting as oedema in infants of vegetarian mothers

  • Anjana Reghu
  • Saraswati Hosdurga
  • Bhupinder Sandhu
  • Christine Spray
Short Report

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anjana Reghu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Saraswati Hosdurga
    • 1
  • Bhupinder Sandhu
    • 1
  • Christine Spray
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric GastroenterologyBristol Royal Hospital for ChildrenBristol UK
  2. 2.Exeter UK

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