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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is It is published monthly.

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Cuneyt Kayaalp

 

May solid food refusal and other non-specific neurological symptoms be an early symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency in complementary feeding period? (p.1864-8)

May solid food refusal and other non-specific neurological symptoms be an early symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency in complementary feeding period? (p.1864-8)

Nazmi Mutlu Karakas
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.

Abstract

Aim: In this study, we showed an early symptoms of VB12 deficiency in infancy complementary feeding period (CFP) without hematologic findings. Vitamin B-12 (VB12) deficiency can result in severe neurological degeneration within the first year of life. In literature, symptoms of VB12 deficiency in infant were described with hematologic findings which were like a pernicious anemia.
Material and Methods: A 104 of 1,848 mother-infant pairs admitted for well-child visits between January 2018 and December 2018 were included in the study. All babies were diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency. All baby-mother pairs were monitored during the CFP were included in the study. Overall, 83 mother who met the inclusion criteria and who agreed to participate in the study and their babies, were included in the study.
Results: The cause of follow-up of these children was refusal to breastfeed and irritability in 21 infants (25.3%). There were 19 infants (22.9%) with solid food refusal, 16 infants (19.2%) with sleeping problems, and 16 infants (19.2%) with failure to thrive. In the remaining 11 infants (13.2%), there were mild hypotonia, microcephalia, vomiting, and growth retardation. The mean age for the development of these symptoms was 5.5 ± 1.7 months, while the mean age of being diagnosed with VB12 deficiency was 6.4±1.2 months.
Conclusions: In this study, symptoms of VB12 deficiency without any hematological symptoms and not caused by other organic causes, and arising during the period of transition to complementary feeding, were demonstrated. Physician must be aware of early findings of VB12 deficiency before severe neurological findings and hematological sypmtoms.

Keywords: Breastfeeding; deficiency; vitamin B12

 

 

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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.

 

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