What are the possible complications of folic acid deficiency?

Updated: Sep 14, 2018
  • Author: Katherine Coffey-Vega, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Note the following possible complications:

  • Megaloblastic anemia

  • Leukopenia

  • Thrombocytopenia

  • Angular stomatitis

  • Glossitis

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Low-grade fever

  • Elevated serum homocysteine


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