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A 23-year-old pregnancy woman is referred by her obstetrician for evaluation of anemia. She is in her fourth month of pregnancy and has no history of anemia; her grandfather had pernicious anemia. Her hemoglobin is 10 g/dL (normal, 12-16 g/dL).


If the patient had the deficiency identified in Question 1, her infant would have a higher than normal risk of (AIIMS Nov 2010)



A Neural tube defect
B Cardiac abnormality

C Congenital neutropenia
D Kidney damage

E Limb deformity

Ans. A Neural tube defect

Deficiency of folic acid during early pregnancy is associated with increased risk of a neural tube defect in the newborn

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