Low levels of Vitamin B12 can persist in the early resettlement of refugees: symptoms, screening and monitoring
Background Many refugees have vitamin B12 (B12) deficiency. It has been assumed that deficiency would be predictable from macrocytosis or symptoms, and borderline levels would improve after a period of resettlement in countries rich with animal-source foods. We explored B12 levels and symptoms soon after the refugees' arrival and 4-8 months after settlement in Australia. Methods Newly arrived refugees aged >18 years (n = 136) were tested for vitamin B12 and haematological indices. They also...[Show more]
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