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Friday, January 10, 2014
Copper deficiency - An unusual cause of anemia
A 56-year-old woman with a complicated medical history presented with nausea, vomiting, neuropathy, and chronic weakness. Complete blood count (Hb 54 g/L, MCV 99 fL, white blood cell count 5.0 × 109/L, neutrophil count 3.5 × 109/L, platelets 374 × 109/L, reticulocyte count 46 × 109/L) showed she was markedly anemic with a normal reticulocyte count.