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Megaloblastic Anemia 1

Megaloblastic Anemia 1: Introduction

Megaloblastic Anemia 1: A rare genetic blood disorder where a defect in the vitamin B12 receptor means that it can't be absorbed from food during digestion. As a result of the low vitamin B12 levels, the body produces increased numbers of abnormal enlarged red blood cells (megaloblasts). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Megaloblastic Anemia 1 is available below.

Symptoms of Megaloblastic Anemia 1

Treatments for Megaloblastic Anemia 1

  • Treatment involves life-long vitamin B12 injections
  • Management of megaloblastic anemia is dependant upon the underlying cause, although many cases will require B12 supplementation. Treatments include:
    • Identification and management of underlying causes - Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, blind loop syndrome, pancreatitis
    • Dietary review and management - to ensure adequate intake of vitamin B12 and folate in the diet
    • Vitamin B12 injections - may be lifelong in the case of pernicious anemia
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Causes of Megaloblastic Anemia 1

  • The genetic anomaly is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner
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  1. Megaloblastic Anemia 1: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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