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An elderly women feeling so tired all the time... Intraoffice hematocrit is 35%. Peripheral blood smear shows many macrocytic red cells. On questioning, the woman, whose finances are limited, admits that has been living on a “tea and toast” type diet. She has been drinking a powdered orange juice substitute (Tang). She has not been taking vitamin pills because she feels she can’t afford them. A nutritional deficiency of which of the following is the most likely cause of this patient’s anemia?

A. Folate
B. Iron
C. Vitamin B12
D. Vitamin C
E. Vitamin K
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A. Folate
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Vitamin B12
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