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Markers for the functional availability of cobalamin/folate and their association with neuropsychiatric symptoms in the elderly

Hultberg, Björn LU ; Isaksson, Anders LU ; Nilsson, Karin and Gustafson, Lars LU (2001) In International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 16(9). p.873-878
Abstract
Cobalamin/folate deficiency is common in elderly subjects and may lead to psychiatric symptoms, but even more often it increases the severity of other organic and non-organic mental diseases. This paper reviews the literature relevant for markers of cobalamin/folate status and their relation to neuropsychiatric symptoms in the elderly. Plasma homocysteine, a marker of cobalamin/folate status, is frequently increased in psychogeriatric patients. Among markers of cobalamin/folate status, plasma homocysteine shows the best association with neuropsychiatric dysfunction.
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blood, cobalamin, folate, homocysteine, methylmalonic acid, plasma, psychogeriatric patients
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International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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16
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9
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873 - 878
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • pmid:11571767
  • scopus:0034804914
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1099-1166
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10.1002/gps.439
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English
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  abstract     = {Cobalamin/folate deficiency is common in elderly subjects and may lead to psychiatric symptoms, but even more often it increases the severity of other organic and non-organic mental diseases. This paper reviews the literature relevant for markers of cobalamin/folate status and their relation to neuropsychiatric symptoms in the elderly. Plasma homocysteine, a marker of cobalamin/folate status, is frequently increased in psychogeriatric patients. Among markers of cobalamin/folate status, plasma homocysteine shows the best association with neuropsychiatric dysfunction.},
  author       = {Hultberg, Björn and Isaksson, Anders and Nilsson, Karin and Gustafson, Lars},
  issn         = {1099-1166},
  keyword      = {blood,cobalamin,folate,homocysteine,methylmalonic acid,plasma,psychogeriatric patients},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {873--878},
  publisher    = {John Wiley and Sons Ltd},
  series       = {International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry},
  title        = {Markers for the functional availability of cobalamin/folate and their association with neuropsychiatric symptoms in the elderly},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gps.439},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2001},
}