A woman in her second trimester of pregnancy presents with glossitis and diarrhea


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A woman in her second trimester of pregnancy presents with glossitis and diarrhea. She is found to be severely anaemic and a peripheral blood smear is performed. This is found to be macrocytic with neutrophil hypersegmentation. A bone marrow shows a megaloblastic picture. Which of the following is most likely to be deficient?
a) Vitamin B1
b) Vitamin B2
c) Vitamin B12
d) Nicotinic acid
e) Folate (folic acid


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