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pernicious anemia:

see anemiaanemia
, condition in which the concentration of hemoglobin in the circulating blood is below normal. Such a condition is caused by a deficient number of erythrocytes (red blood cells), an abnormally low level of hemoglobin in the individual cells, or both these conditions
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pernicious anemia

[pər′nish·əs ə′nēm·ē·ə]
(medicine)
A megaloblastic macrocytic anemia resulting from lack of vitamin B12, secondary to gastric atrophy and loss of intrinsic factor necessary for vitamin B12 absorption, and accompanied by degeneration of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord.
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"You were a member of that deeply pernicious organisation, committed to pursuing and promoting its aims by the widest dissemination of its propaganda which included images of its captives who had been beheaded."
Carmel [11] studied 4 cases of pernicious anemia, out of these 2 (50%) patients were having reddish gray hairs.
She was diagnosed with B12 deficiency and pernicious anaemia in the setting of relapsed myeloma and started on B12 replacements, together with other supportive treatments including blood and platelet transfusions.
Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disorder and classically manifests as macrocytic anemia with hypersegmented neutrophils on peripheral smear.
A Pernicious anaemia is a form of anaemia caused by a deficiency of the vitamin B12.
It has been a slow pernicious cancer within the far left.
"When is it going to be published and when will the Government legislate to put an end to this pernicious parasitical secondary market?"
There are several causes of B12 Deficiency including diet (B12 is only found in animal products so that makes strict Vegans vultnerable), Intestinal Parasites, some Modern Medicines (Proton Pump Inhibitors, Contraceptive Pill, Metformin etc.), Ileostomy, Age-related Atrophic Gastritis and Autoimmune Metaplastic Atrophic Gastritis which is more commonly known as Pernicious Anaemia.
Myth: Replacement of vitamin [B.sub.12] deficiency because of pernicious anemia must not be done orally.
Objective: The current research evaluated the prevalence of pernicious anemia (PA) in patients with macrocytic anemia (high MCV) and low serum B12 in Riyadh.
It hosted a talk and coffee morning for the Pernicious Anaemia Society.