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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Associated with Massive Pulmonary Embolism

Hassan Ali Alayafi and Mohammad Ejaz Ahmad

Objective: To describe the clinical features and neuroradiological findings of rare complication of vitamin B12 deficiency, a massive pulmonary embolism.

Method: Case report of a massive pulmonary embolism treated with thrombolytic therapy and heparin anticoagulation during severe vitamin B12 deficiency. The role of vitamin B12 in the pathogenesis of thromboembolic disorder is discussed.

Setting: University and tertiary hospital.

Conclusion: Vitamin B12 deficiency may be associated with life-threatening complications if not diagnosed and treated promptly.