folate deficiency


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folate deficiency

a deficiency of folic acid. See also folic acid.

folate deficiency

Folic acid deficiency Hematology A condition caused by a decrease in dietary folic acid, resulting in megaloblastic anermia, GI tract complaints–eg, glossitis, stomatitis, malabsorption, infertility, neural tube defects, and possibly also psychiatric complaints and peripheral neuropathy. See Megaloblastic anemia.
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Contraindications: Primsol (trimethoprim hydrochloride) is contraindicated in individuals hypersensitive to trimethoprim and in those with documented megaloblastic anemia due to folate deficiency.
Folinic acid is also an effective treatment for cerebral folate deficiency, a condition characterized by impaired transport of other folates across the blood-brain barrier.
And for parts of the developing world, that future could well include "an increase in neural tube defects from folate deficiency or an increase in blindness and infectious diseases from vitamin A deficiency," Myers says, "because we have transformed our landscapes in ways that don't support animal pollinators anymore.
Serum folate testing is massively overused in the outpatient setting, detecting folate deficiency in only 0.
3) The prevalence of folate deficiency among Canadian women is <1%, (26) and >90% have an RBC folate >680 nmol/L, (27) a value that was associated with a ~75% lower NTD risk compared with the NTD risk of women with an RBC value [less than or equal to]339 nmol/L in the Daly model.
She said that people, who live in the Canadian North or in other parts of the world where there is food insecurity, may also be particularly at risk for folate deficiency.
Folate-deficient megaloblastic anaemia was recognised in the early 1940s, and was the only known effect of folate deficiency until the 1969 report that folic acid supplementation of pregnant women could reduce the incidence of prematurity.
If not, they are at risk of developing common symptoms of folate deficiency including diarrhoea, confusion, forgetfulness, irritability, or other cognitive declines, depression, sore or swollen tongue, peptic or mouth ulcers, headaches, palpitations, behavioural disorders, macrocytic anaemia with weakness or shortness of breath, and nerve damage with weakness and limb numbness, studies have shown.
Folate deficiency alters the balance of the pool of nucleotides needed for the synthesis of new DNA molecules, leading to dUMP accumulation.
12] deficiency but also in untreated iron deficiency, untreated folate deficiency, pregnancy, polycythemia, and other conditions.
The observation that long intervals were associated with congenital anomalies as well as the preservation of the association for folate-independent anomalies suggests that the mechanism of the observed effect is unlikely to be mediated by folate deficiency alone.