This is anaemia (lowered blood haemoglobin) due to a lack of vitamin B12 absorbed from the intestinal tract, due to a lack of intrinsic factor usually. This can be due to auto antibodies against the cells that produce intrinsic factor, stomach ulcers crowding out the cells that produce intrinsic factor, a hereditary lack of intrinsic factor or the after effects of surgery, illness or fish tapeworm. This gives a macrocytic anaemia. Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease that renders the person unable to absorb sufficient Vitamin B-12. Eventually the person becomes Vitamin B-12 deficient and must be treated. Prior to the availability of treatment persons died from the disease, hence the name pernicious. It is critical that treatment be obtained as soon as possible. You can find more information at the following website: www.pernicious-anaemia-society.org
Pernicious anemia seems to run in families
Prognosis is generally good for patients with pernicious anemia
witch vitamin is given to treat pernicious anemia?
He has pernicious anemia.
Most patients with pernicious anemia are older, usually over 60
John Frederick Wilkinson has written: 'Hog's stomach in the treatment of pernicious anaemia' -- subject(s): Treatment, Pernicious anemia 'The importance of familial achlorhydria in the aetiology of pernicious anaemia' -- subject(s): Etiology, Achlorhydria, Pernicious anemia 'Treatment of pernicious anaemia with hog's stomach' -- subject(s): Treatment, Pernicious anemia 'Diseases associated with pernicious anaemia' -- subject(s): Pernicious anemia 'Achrestisk anaemi' -- subject(s): Anemia 'L' Anemie achrestique' -- subject(s): Anemia 'The haemopoietic activity of the human liver' -- subject(s): Anemia, Liver, Aplastic anemia 'The value of hog's stomach in treatment' -- subject(s): Treatment, Pernicious anemia 'Achresthic anaemia' -- subject(s): Anemia
Anemia, pernicious anemia.
Pernicious anemia occurs in equal numbers in both men and women
An increased risk of stomach cancer has been noted in patients with pernicious anemia
generally, pernicious anemia, if autoimmune, is a type 2 hypersensitivity
Signs of pernicious anemia include weakness, sore tongue, bleeding gums, and tingling in the extremities
The supplementation of Folic acid alone will aggravate the neurological symptoms of Pernicious anemia.
Diagnosis of pernicious anemia is suggested when a blood test reveals abnormally large red blood cells
pernicious anemia, iron anemia
first of all its called vitamin b12 deficiency anemia. Pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency anemia are the same thing. Pernicious anemia is caused by a lack of vitamin B12. You're not able to absorb the vitamin B12 due to the absence of intrinsinc factor.