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    Oral versus parenteral vitamin B12

    Dear Editor

    Your correspondent (Sudhir Kumar 5 June 2003) makes some constructive comments.[1] Our study group represented a normal range of patients with vitamin B12 deficiency in a UK inner city general practice. Previous studies [2,3] satisfied us that we could treat this group with mixed aetiologies for their vitamin B12 deficiency in the same way using oral vitamin B12 1000mg tablets as replacement therapy....

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    Is oral vitamin B12 a prefect replacement for its parenteral form in all clinical situations?

    Dear Editor

    I read with interest the recent article by Nyholm E et al.[1] It is indeed an exciting prospect to be able to safely and effectively switch over from the traditional parenteral form of vitamin B12 to the oral form. However, I would like to make certain observations.

    The group of patients included in this study is highly heterogeneous with majority of them (almost two-thirds) being neg...

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