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Arch Dis Child. 1987 January; 62(1): 78–80.
PMCID: PMC1778153

Congenital isolated folic acid malabsorption.


We report a case of congenital isolated malabsorption of folic acid, the first in a boy. Only seven previous cases have been reported, and we discuss two aspects--namely, the tendency to infection, with evidence of impairment of both cellular and humoral immunity, and the absence of neurological disturbances.

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