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What differences are there in megaloblastic anemia and pernicious anemia

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 years experience Anesthesiology
Pernicious = Vit B12: Megaloblastic anemia refers to any condition which causes large red blood cells (folate (folic acid) deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, etc.) pernici ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Big RBC: Pernicious anemia is deficiency of vitaminb12 due to autoimmune attack on cell of the stomach and antibody against intrinsic factor- presented with me ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cause: Megaloblastic anemia is caused by vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, or rarely from other causes. In the blood, the red blood cells are large. In t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Big red blood cell : Is a type of anemia presented with big size of red blood cells- that results from inhibition of dna synthesis during red blood cell production.This le ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Megaloblastic anemia: There are several major known causes of megaloblastic anemia some of which are nutritional. B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiencies can cause this sp ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not commonly: Most cases of this condition reflect deficiencies of key vitamins (b12, folic acid) and occur due to dietary deficiencies, pregnancy, pernicious anemi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Megaloblastic anemia is caused by either a lack of Folic Acid or b12. Folate (folic acid) is available over the counter. There are high dose B12 sup ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
B12: You need this vitamin to synthesize DNA (T's from U's). If you can't do this, the nuclear growth can't keep up with the cytoplasm and the red cells e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Anemia: Megaloblastic anemia is anemia related most commonly to vitamin B12 and Folic Acid deficiency. These problems are easily treated with replacement of t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
It can: Megaloblastic anemia is caused by a deficiency in vitamin B12 or folic acid. Taking metformin can cause your body to "use up" vitamin b12, and become ... Read More
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