Anaemia, vitamin E deficiency and failure to thrive in an infant

Clin Lab Haematol. 1998 Feb;20(1):61-3. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2257.1998.00099.x.


An 8-week-old boy presented with failure to thrive from birth. He had been fed with breast and formula milk. He had an anaemia of 6.6 g/dl with polychromasia, nucleated red blood cells and immature myeloid cells in the peripheral blood. He showed evidence of haemolysis with a reticulocyte count of 120 x 10(9)/l, a raised unconjugated bilirubin and had low plasma protein levels. Investigation revealed a low vitamin E level and a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anemia / etiology*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications
  • Cystic Fibrosis / diagnosis
  • Failure to Thrive / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Vitamin E Deficiency / complications*