10 doctors weighed in:
Would doctors check for pernicious anemia with standard hospital bloodwork for a 58 yr old female admitted with confusion?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: They likely would
Yes, pernicious anemia would likely be tested as it could be one of possible explanations for confusion.
If it is treated early, further damage may be prevented.

In brief: They likely would
Yes, pernicious anemia would likely be tested as it could be one of possible explanations for confusion.
If it is treated early, further damage may be prevented.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Because
It can be treated before there is too much damage.

In brief: Because
It can be treated before there is too much damage.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Confusion
Comprehensive metabolic panel and blood work are routine in workup for causes of confusion or delirium.

In brief: Confusion
Comprehensive metabolic panel and blood work are routine in workup for causes of confusion or delirium.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pernicious anemia
Checking blood count is routine as part of the comprehensive workup for delirium or confusion.

In brief: Pernicious anemia
Checking blood count is routine as part of the comprehensive workup for delirium or confusion.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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