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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People with pernicious anaemia or other disorders that prevent them from absorbing vitamin B-12 in the stomach may need to rely on regular injections of this important nutrient directly into the blood stream.
Vitamin [B.sub.12] deficiency is the most frequent cause of MA seen in general practice, the most common cause being pernicious anaemia. The latter leads to impaired vitamin [B.sub.12] absorption owing to immune-mediated destruction of the gastric parietal cells and consequent intrinsic factor deficiency.
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 Anaemia is an autoimmune disease and, in the modern developed world it is the biggest cause of B12 Deficiency.
Severe encephalopathy with epilepsy in an infant caused by subclinical maternal pernicious anaemia: case report and review of the literature.
Pernicious anaemia presenting as catatonia without signs of anaemia or macrocytosis.
Maternal vitamin [B.sub.12] deficiency is usually secondary to maternal pernicious anaemia or strict vegetarian diet, and can cause ineffective haematopoiesis and severe neurological abnormalities among exclusively breastfed infants.
It hosted a talk and coffee morning for the Pernicious Anaemia Society.
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.Testdiagnostics.Com
They are prescribed for those with chronic conditions like pernicious anaemia, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis and fatigue.