An unusual cause of anemia and encephalopathy

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

Consultant and Principal Coordinator

Department of Hemato-oncology and bone marrow transplantation

New Delhi


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