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What differences are there in megaloblastic anemia and pernicious anemia?

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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pernicious = Vit B12

Megaloblastic anemia refers to any condition which causes large red blood cells (folate (folic acid) deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, etc.
) pernicious anemia can be thought of as a *type* of megaloblastic anemia which is caused by vitamin B12 deficiency secondary to malabsorption.

In brief: Pernicious = Vit B12

Megaloblastic anemia refers to any condition which causes large red blood cells (folate (folic acid) deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, etc.
) pernicious anemia can be thought of as a *type* of megaloblastic anemia which is caused by vitamin B12 deficiency secondary to malabsorption.
Rishi Kumar
Rishi Kumar
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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 other rarer diseases.

In brief: 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 other rarer diseases.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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