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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Scientist shows that pernicious anaemia is an autoimmune disease (the body attacks itself) and occurs when the secretion of gastric mucosal is deficient.
A few of the affected persons simply have very early pernicious anaemia (PA) and therefore can be expected to progress inexorably to a symptomatic state because of their irreversible malabsorption.
A Pernicious Anaemia test is a simple finger prick blood spot test that can accurately check for the antibodies that bind with Intrinsic Factor (IF).
Janis was not aware of anyone else in her family who had the condition, but does have an uncle with pernicious anaemia, which is one of the autoimmune diseases associated with vitiligo.
Pernicious anaemia is B12 deficiency arising from the lack of intrinsic factor required for the enteric absorption of the vitamin.
Prevents pernicious anaemia , important in memory and growth.
The resulting anaemia, called pernicious anaemia, tends to run in families and is more common in women and in people with other autoimmune disorders.
QI have pernicious anaemia and get vitamin jabs every three months.
Some diseases may cause premature greying, for example diabetes, pernicious anaemia or thyroid problems.
Among its claims to fame are the discovery of the blood disorder pernicious anaemia in 1822, and obstetrician Sir James Simpson's introduction of chloroform in 1840.