Thanks for highlighting this. Even if B12 does not help blood counts, it is still helpful during recovery of the bone marrow after treatment. There is so much stress placed on the marrow and during times of stress, the body needs more than it normally would.
It makes sense that B12 would be the first line of treatment to try especially when their serum B12 levels are in the low to middle normal levels.
Marlene, wife to John DX w/SAA April 2002, Stable partial remission; Treated with High Dose Cytoxan, Johns Hopkins, June 2002. Final phlebotomy 11/2016. As of January 2017, FE is 233, HGB 11.7, WBC 5.1/ANC 4.0, Plts 146K.
Last edited by Marlene : Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 07:47 AM.