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Megaloblastic anemia

Megaloblastic anemia: Introduction

Megaloblastic anemia: Megaloblastic anemia, also called pernicious anemia, is a condition in which there is a low number of red blood cells most often caused by a lack of vitamin B12. See detailed information below for a list of 47 causes of Megaloblastic anemia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Megaloblastic anemia: Symptom Checker

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Megaloblastic anemia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Megaloblastic anemia may include:

  • Folate - possibly used for related folate deficiency
  • Treatment involves life-long vitamin B12 injections
  • Lifelong Vitamin B12 supplements are needed - must be injected as the intestines are unable to absorb the vitamin. Excessive protein in the urine will persist despite treatment but does not signal kidney problems.
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Megaloblastic anemia: Animations

Medications or substances causing Megaloblastic anemia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Megaloblastic anemia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Megaloblastic anemia: Comorbid Symptoms

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Misdiagnosis and Megaloblastic anemia

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Megaloblastic anemia: Related Rare Diseases

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Megaloblastic anemia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Megaloblastic anemia listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Megaloblastic anemia as a symptom include:

Definitions of Megaloblastic anemia:

Anemias associated with impaired DNA synthesis in bone marrow progenitor cells leading to odd shaped, macrocytic, or dysfunctional erythrocytes; usually caused by B12 or folate deficiency.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Anemia characterized by many large immature and dysfunctional red blood cells (megaloblasts) in the bone marrow; associated with pernicious anemia
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Anemias associated with impaired DNA synthesis in bone marrow progenitor cells leading to odd shaped, macrocytic, or dysfunctional erythrocytes; usually caused by B12 or folate deficiency.
- (Source - CRISP)

Megaloblastic anemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Megaloblastic anemia, or a subtype of Megaloblastic anemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Megaloblastic anemia

The list below shows some of the causes of Megaloblastic anemia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Megaloblastic anemia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Megaloblastic anemia. Of the 47 causes of Megaloblastic anemia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 45 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Megaloblastic anemia:

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Megaloblastic anaemia
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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