Revista Cubana de Hematología, Inmunología y Hemoterapia
versión On-line ISSN 1561-2996
FORRELLAT BARRIOS, Mariela; GOMIS HERNANDEZ, Irma y GAUTIER DU DEFAIX GOMEZ, Hortensia. Vitamin B12: metabolism and clinical aspects of its deficiency. Rev Cubana Hematol Inmunol Hemoter [online]. 1999, vol.15, n.3, pp. 159-174. ISSN 1561-2996.
A review is made on the metabolism of vitamin B12, its chemical structure, dietetic spurces and requirements in the different age groups, as well as on its absorption and distribution in the body. The metabolic function of cobalamins, their role in the etiology of megaloblastic anemias, the causes of the deficiency of this vitamin and its treatment are also explained in this paper
Palabras llave : VITAMIN B12 [metabolism]; VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY; ANEMIA, MEGALOBLASTIC [etiology].