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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(5), 158-159
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-5-3
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In Front of Ischemic Stroke: Think about Pernicious Anemia

Ines Kechaou1, , Eya Cherif1, Imene Boukhris1, Samira Azzabi1, Chékib Kooli1, Lamia Ben Hassine1 and Narjes Khalfallah1

1Internal Medicine Department, University hospital of Charles Nicolle, Tunis, Tunisia

Pub. Date: May 13, 2016

Cite this paper:
Ines Kechaou, Eya Cherif, Imene Boukhris, Samira Azzabi, Chékib Kooli, Lamia Ben Hassine and Narjes Khalfallah. In Front of Ischemic Stroke: Think about Pernicious Anemia. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(5):158-159. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-5-3


Pernicious anemia can cause several neurologic impairment. Ischemic stroke has been reported as a rare complication of pernicious anemia. We report a case of 51-year-old woman, who presented with ischemic stroke. Hyperhomocysteinemia due to pernicious anemia was diagnosed while looking for secondary causes of the cerebral event. She was treated with vitamin B12 that improved her anemia but not her neurological impairment.

pernicious anemia stroke vitamine B12 homocysteine

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