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Pigmentation in Megaloblastic Anaemia Associated with Pregnancy and Lactation

Br Med J 1969; 2 doi: (Published 21 June 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;2:737
  1. N. Baumslag,
  2. J. Metz


    Generalized skin pigmentation in five African women with megaloblastic anaemia in the postnatal period was associated with low serum folate levels, as distinct from vitamin B12 deficiency. It is suggested that the occurrence of pigmentation in both folate and vitamin B12 deficiency may reflect a common abnormality of metabolism.