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What is Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial?

What is Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial?

  • Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial: A rare inherited disorder characterized by vitamin B12 deficiency which results from the body's inability to absorb vitamin B12 from the foods eaten.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial: Introduction

Types of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial:

Broader types of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial:

Who gets Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial?

Racial predominance for Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial: Most cases have been diagnosed in Eastern Mediterranean countries.

How serious is Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial?

Complications of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial: see complications of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial

What causes Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial?

Causes of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial: see causes of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial
Cause of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial: The condition originates from a genetic defect which is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.

What are the symptoms of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial?

Symptoms of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial: see symptoms of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial

Complications of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial: see complications of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial

Onset of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial: Symptoms can develop from months to years after birth but usually occurs during the 2nd year of life.

Can anyone else get Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial

Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial: see treatments for Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial

Name of Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial

Main name of condition: Megaloblastic Anemia, Familial

 

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