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What differences are there in megaloblastic anemia and pernicious anemia

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
Dr. Rishi Kumaranswered
Anesthesiology 8 years experience
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
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
May be the same: Megaloblastic anemia is the same as the anemia seen in pernicious anemia. However, megaloblastic anemia can also be seen in Folic Acid deficiency and ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
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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