An unusual cause of anemia and encephalopathy

Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Dharma Choudhary, Anil Handoo, Gaurav Dhamija, Gaurav Kharya, Vipin Khandelwal, Mayank Dhamija, Sweta Kothari
  • Dharma Choudhary
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  • Anil Handoo
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  • Gaurav Dhamija
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  • Gaurav Kharya
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  • Vipin Khandelwal
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  • Mayank Dhamija
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  • Sweta Kothari
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Abstract

The authors present here an interesting case of recent onset anemia that was associated with an encephalopathy of the unusual cause.Although severe anemia can theoretically result in anemic hypoxia and can then lead to hypoxic encephalopathy, it is not a primary cause of encephalopathy. More frequently anemia can contribute together with other multiple causes of encephalopathy, such as infections, metabolic abnormalities, trauma, hepatic dysfunction, hypertension, toxins. 

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Multiple myeloma, encephalopathy, hyperammonemia

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