pernicious anaemia


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pernicious anaemia

a form of anaemia characterized by lesions of the spinal cord, weakness, sore tongue, numbness in the arms and legs, diarrhoea, etc.: associated with inadequate absorption of vitamin B12
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It's caused by a lack of vitamin B12, which you need in order to produce healthy red blood cells for oxygen supply around your body and brain," explains Martyn Hooper MBE, chair of the Pernicious Anaemia Society.
Chronic autoimmune thyroid disease may present with many autoimmune diseases including SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, superficial vasculitis, warm autoimmune haemolytic anemia, pernicious anaemia, immune thrombocytopenia, Type-1 diabetes mellitus, Addison's disease, hypogonadism, hypophysitis, celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, chronic active hepatitis, vitiligo, alopecia and myasthenia gravis.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can be consequent to poor dietary intake, especially vegan diets, due to coeliac disease or pernicious anaemia as a component of APS.
Maternal factors such as pernicious anaemia, vegan diet and malabsorption contribute to infant cobalamin deficiency.
Martyn Hooper (left), who gave a talk to the Pernicious Anaemia Soci-|ety at the new Kane Academy premises
In developed countries, the deficiency usually occurs in infants, exclusively breastfed ones whose mothers exhibit unrecognized pernicious anaemia or are vegetarian, causing low body stores of vitamin B12 in the infant at birth and inadequate amounts of the vitamin in the breastmilk (1).
The team hopes that this newly acquired information can be used to help persuade bacteria to make the vitamin in larger quantities, thereby contributing to its use in medication for people suffering with the blood disorder pernicious anaemia, amongst other things.
The Pernicious Anaemia Test is a simple diagnostic test that can be completed at home and once a sample has been taken by you it can be despatched to an accredited laboratory for assessment and analysis.
They are prescribed for those with chronic conditions like pernicious anaemia, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis and fatigue.
He added that expansion has been achieved in the treatment of diseases that require marrow transplant, especially Pernicious Anaemia, Sickle cell anaemia and Thalassaemia, and many HIV diseases, making the unit very distinguished at the world level.
Pernicious anaemia is a condition where the body is missing specific cells that absorb vitamin B12 from food in the stomach.
Her mum has to have an injection every three months to treat her pernicious anaemia, an aunt has difficult-to-control diabetes and severe hair loss, while her brother has vitiligo, a harmless condition where areas of his skin have no pigment.