Question of the Week # 434

434) A 44 year old woman is evaluated in your office for one month history of worsening fatigue. She also reports tingling and numbness in bilateral lower extremities. Her past medical history is significant for morbid obesity for which she underwent gastric bypass surgery four years ago. She has lost about 80lbs weight since her surgery. Her medications include oral ferrous sulfate, folic acid and vitamin b-complex. Physical examination reveals absent ankle jerks. Laboratory Studies reveal WBC 5400/µl HGB: 9.8 gm%, MCV 74 fl, Platelets : 300k/µl, Serum ferritin 280ng/ml, Transferrin saturation 26% . A bone marrow aspirate smear is shown below :

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Which of the following is the most likely cause of patient’s presentation?

A) Iron deficiency

B) Copper deficiency

C) Vitamin B12 deficiency

D) Zinc deficiency

E) Pure red cell aplasia


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Encounter Key:
Disease  Encounter
Afib  Encounter: 1
Anemia  Encounter: 2
Angina  Encounter: 3
Aortic Dissection  Encounter: 4
Benign Positional Vertigo  Encounter: 5
Bronchitis  Encounter: 6
Chest Wall Strain  Encounter: 7
CHF  Encounter: 8
COPD  Encounter: 9
Depression  Encounter: 10
Diverticulosis  Encounter: 11
DVT  Encounter: 12
Esophageal Spasm  Encounter: 13
Food Poisoning  Encounter: 14
Gastroenteritis  Encounter: 15
General Tendenitus  Encounter: 16
Gout  Encounter: 17
Heptocellular Carcinoma  Encounter: 18
Hyperglycemia  Encounter: 19
Hyperthyroidism  Encounter: 20
Hypoglycemia  Encounter: 21
Hypothyroidism  Encounter: 22
Irritable Bowel  Encounter: 23
Medication Side Effect  Encounter: 24
Migrane  Encounter: 25
Nephrolithiasis Appendicitis  Encounter: 26
Obstruvtibe Sleep Apnea  Encounter: 27
Orthostatic Hypotension  Encounter: 28
Osteoarthritis  Encounter: 29
Otitis Externia  Encounter: 30
Ovarian Cyst  Encounter: 31
Pancreatitis  Encounter: 32
Peptic Ulcer  Encounter: 33
Pericarditis  Encounter: 34
Pharyngitis  Encounter: 35
Pneumocystis Carini  Encounter: 36
Pulmonary Embolism  Encounter: 37
Rheumatoid Arthritis  Encounter: 38
Septic Arthritis  Encounter: 39
Shingles  Encounter: 40
Sinusitis  Encounter: 41
Subdural Hematoma  Encounter: 42
Syncope  Encounter: 43
Temporal Arteritis  Encounter: 44
TIA  Encounter: 45
Ulcerative Colitis  Encounter: 46
Urinary Tract Infection  Encounter: 47
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