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What is Macrocytic anemia?

What is Macrocytic anemia?

  • Macrocytic anemia: Macrocytic anemia is a blood disorder where the red blood cells are larger than normal but have low levels of haemoglobin which is needed to carry oxygen throughout the body. The condition usually results from a deficiency of vitamin B12 or folate, digestive problems, malabsorption and certain medications which affect folic acid levels. Various rare inherited disorders may also result in macrocytic anemia e.g. Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. Severity and range of symptom may vary depending on the underlying condition.
  • Macrocytic anemia: anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is larger than normal.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Macrocytic anemia: Introduction

Types of Macrocytic anemia:

Broader types of Macrocytic anemia:

What causes Macrocytic anemia?

Causes of Macrocytic anemia: see causes of Macrocytic anemia

What are the symptoms of Macrocytic anemia?

Symptoms of Macrocytic anemia: see symptoms of Macrocytic anemia

Onset of Macrocytic anemia: any age

Macrocytic anemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Macrocytic anemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Macrocytic anemia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Macrocytic anemia: see treatments for Macrocytic anemia
Research for Macrocytic anemia: see research for Macrocytic anemia

Name and Aliases of Macrocytic anemia

Main name of condition: Macrocytic anemia

Other names or spellings for Macrocytic anemia:

Macrocytic anaemia
Source - WordNet 2.1


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