Anemia: A reduction in the number of circulating ERYTHROCYTES or in the quantity of HEMOGLOBIN.Anemia, Aplastic: A form of anemia in which the bone marrow fails to produce adequate numbers of peripheral blood elements.Anemia, Hemolytic: A condition of inadequate circulating red blood cells (ANEMIA) or insufficient HEMOGLOBIN due to premature destruction of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES).Fanconi Anemia: Congenital disorder affecting all bone marrow elements, resulting in ANEMIA; LEUKOPENIA; and THROMBOPENIA, and associated with cardiac, renal, and limb malformations as well as dermal pigmentary changes. Spontaneous CHROMOSOME BREAKAGE is a feature of this disease along with predisposition to LEUKEMIA. There are at least 7 complementation groups in Fanconi anemia: FANCA, FANCB, FANCC, FANCD1, FANCD2, FANCE, FANCF, FANCG, and FANCL. (from Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=227650, August 20, 2004)Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune: Acquired hemolytic anemia due to the presence of AUTOANTIBODIES which agglutinate or lyse the patient's own RED BLOOD CELLS.Anemia, Hypochromic: Anemia characterized by a decrease in the ratio of the weight of hemoglobin to the volume of the erythrocyte, i.e., the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration is less than normal. The individual cells contain less hemoglobin than they could have under optimal conditions. Hypochromic anemia may be caused by iron deficiency from a low iron intake, diminished iron absorption, or excessive iron loss. It can also be caused by infections or other diseases, therapeutic drugs, lead poisoning, and other conditions. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Miale, Laboratory Medicine: Hematology, 6th ed, p393)Anemia, Macrocytic: Anemia characterized by larger than normal erythrocytes, increased mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and increased mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH).Anemia, Pernicious: A megaloblastic anemia occurring in children but more commonly in later life, characterized by histamine-fast achlorhydria, in which the laboratory and clinical manifestations are based on malabsorption of vitamin B 12 due to a failure of the gastric mucosa to secrete adequate and potent intrinsic factor. (Dorland, 27th ed)Anemia, Sickle Cell: A disease characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia, episodic painful crises, and pathologic involvement of many organs. It is the clinical expression of homozygosity for hemoglobin S.Anemia, Sideroblastic: Anemia characterized by the presence of erythroblasts containing excessive deposits of iron in the marrow.Anemia, Megaloblastic: A disorder characterized by the presence of ANEMIA, abnormally large red blood cells (megalocytes or macrocytes), and MEGALOBLASTS.Infectious Anemia Virus, Equine: A species of LENTIVIRUS, subgenus equine lentiviruses (LENTIVIRUSES, EQUINE), causing acute and chronic infection in horses. It is transmitted mechanically by biting flies, mosquitoes, and midges, and iatrogenically through unsterilized equipment. Chronic infection often consists of acute episodes with remissions.Hemoglobins: The oxygen-carrying proteins of ERYTHROCYTES. They are found in all vertebrates and some invertebrates. The number of globin subunits in the hemoglobin quaternary structure differs between species. Structures range from monomeric to a variety of multimeric arrangements.Anemia, Refractory: A severe sometimes chronic anemia, usually macrocytic in type, that does not respond to ordinary antianemic therapy.Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital: Hemolytic anemia due to various intrinsic defects of the erythrocyte.Equine Infectious Anemia: Viral disease of horses caused by the equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV; INFECTIOUS ANEMIA VIRUS, EQUINE). It is characterized by intermittent fever, weakness, and anemia. Chronic infection consists of acute episodes with remissions.Erythropoietin: Glycoprotein hormone, secreted chiefly by the KIDNEY in the adult and the LIVER in the FETUS, that acts on erythroid stem cells of the BONE MARROW to stimulate proliferation and differentiation.Chicken anemia virus: The type species of GYROVIRUS, a small, non-enveloped DNA virus originally isolated from contaminated vaccines in Japan. It causes chicken infectious anemia and may possibly play a key role in hemorrhagic anemia syndrome, anemia dermatitis, and blue wing disease.Anemia, Dyserythropoietic, Congenital: A familial disorder characterized by ANEMIA with multinuclear ERYTHROBLASTS, karyorrhexis, asynchrony of nuclear and cytoplasmic maturation, and various nuclear abnormalities of bone marrow erythrocyte precursors (ERYTHROID PRECURSOR CELLS). Type II is the most common of the 3 types; it is often referred to as HEMPAS, based on the Hereditary Erythroblast Multinuclearity with Positive Acidified Serum test.Anemia, Diamond-Blackfan: A rare congenital hypoplastic anemia that usually presents early in infancy. The disease is characterized by a moderate to severe macrocytic anemia, occasional neutropenia or thrombocytosis, a normocellular bone marrow with erythroid hypoplasia, and an increased risk of developing leukemia. (Curr Opin Hematol 2000 Mar;7(2):85-94)Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group Proteins: A diverse group of proteins whose genetic MUTATIONS have been associated with the chromosomal instability syndrome FANCONI ANEMIA. Many of these proteins play important roles in protecting CELLS against OXIDATIVE STRESS.Iron: A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic: The co-occurrence of pregnancy and a blood disease (HEMATOLOGIC DISEASES) which involves BLOOD CELLS or COAGULATION FACTORS. The hematologic disease may precede or follow FERTILIZATION and it may or may not have a deleterious effect on the pregnant woman or FETUS.Anemia, Neonatal: The mildest form of erythroblastosis fetalis in which anemia is the chief manifestation.Hematinics: Agents which improve the quality of the blood, increasing the hemoglobin level and the number of erythrocytes. They are used in the treatment of anemias.Anemia, Refractory, with Excess of Blasts: Chronic refractory anemia with granulocytopenia, and/or thrombocytopenia. Myeloblasts and progranulocytes constitute 5 to 40 percent of the nucleated marrow cells.Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group C Protein: A Fanconi anemia complementation group protein that regulates the activities of CYTOCHROME P450 REDUCTASE and GLUTATHIONE S-TRANSFERASE. It is found predominately in the CYTOPLASM, but moves to the CELL NUCLEUS in response to FANCE PROTEIN.Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group D2 Protein: A Fanconi anemia complementation group protein that undergoes mono-ubiquitination by FANCL PROTEIN in response to DNA DAMAGE. Also, in response to IONIZING RADIATION it can undergo PHOSPHORYLATION by ataxia telangiectasia mutated protein. Modified FANCD2 interacts with BRCA2 PROTEIN in a stable complex with CHROMATIN, and it is involved in DNA REPAIR by homologous RECOMBINATION.Hematocrit: The volume of packed RED BLOOD CELLS in a blood specimen. The volume is measured by centrifugation in a tube with graduated markings, or with automated blood cell counters. It is an indicator of erythrocyte status in disease. For example, ANEMIA shows a low value; POLYCYTHEMIA, a high value.Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group A Protein: A Fanconi anemia complementation group protein that is the most commonly mutated protein in FANCONI ANEMIA. It undergoes PHOSPHORYLATION by PROTEIN KINASE B and forms a complex with FANCC PROTEIN in the CELL NUCLEUS.Erythropoiesis: The production of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES). In humans, erythrocytes are produced by the YOLK SAC in the first trimester; by the liver in the second trimester; by the BONE MARROW in the third trimester and after birth. In normal individuals, the erythrocyte count in the peripheral blood remains relatively constant implying a balance between the rate of erythrocyte production and rate of destruction.Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital Nonspherocytic: Any one of a group of congenital hemolytic anemias in which there is no abnormal hemoglobin or spherocytosis and in which there is a defect of glycolysis in the erythrocyte. Common causes include deficiencies in GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE ISOMERASE; PYRUVATE KINASE; and GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE.Pallor: A clinical manifestation consisting of an unnatural paleness of the skin.Erythrocyte Count: The number of RED BLOOD CELLS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.Ferritins: Iron-containing proteins that are widely distributed in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Their major function is to store IRON in a nontoxic bioavailable form. Each ferritin molecule consists of ferric iron in a hollow protein shell (APOFERRITINS) made of 24 subunits of various sequences depending on the species and tissue types.Erythrocyte Indices: ERYTHROCYTE size and HEMOGLOBIN content or concentration, usually derived from ERYTHROCYTE COUNT; BLOOD hemoglobin concentration; and HEMATOCRIT. The indices include the mean corpuscular volume (MCV), the mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC).Hemoglobinometry: Measurement of hemoglobin concentration in blood.Blood Transfusion: The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)Erythrocytes: Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group G Protein: A Fanconi anemia complementation group protein that undergoes PHOSPHORYLATION by CDC2 PROTEIN KINASE during MITOSIS. It forms a complex with other FANCONI ANEMIA PROTEINS and helps protect CELLS from DNA DAMAGE by genotoxic agents.Coombs Test: A test to detect non-agglutinating ANTIBODIES against ERYTHROCYTES by use of anti-antibodies (the Coombs' reagent.) The direct test is applied to freshly drawn blood to detect antibody bound to circulating red cells. The indirect test is applied to serum to detect the presence of antibodies that can bind to red blood cells.Reticulocyte Count: The number of RETICULOCYTES per unit volume of BLOOD. The values are expressed as a percentage of the ERYTHROCYTE COUNT or in the form of an index ("corrected reticulocyte index"), which attempts to account for the number of circulating erythrocytes.Iron, Dietary: Iron or iron compounds used in foods or as food. Dietary iron is important in oxygen transport and the synthesis of the iron-porphyrin proteins hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, and cytochrome oxidase. Insufficient amounts of dietary iron can lead to iron-deficiency anemia.Iron Compounds: Organic and inorganic compounds that contain iron as an integral part of the molecule.Hepcidins: Forms of hepcidin, a cationic amphipathic peptide synthesized in the liver as a prepropeptide which is first processed into prohepcidin and then into the biologically active hepcidin forms, including in human the 20-, 22-, and 25-amino acid residue peptide forms. Hepcidin acts as a homeostatic regulators of iron metabolism and also possesses antimicrobial activity.Erythrocytes, Abnormal: Oxygen-carrying RED BLOOD CELLS in mammalian blood that are abnormal in structure or function.Erythrocyte Transfusion: The transfer of erythrocytes from a donor to a recipient or reinfusion to the donor.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Vitamin B 12 Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN B 12 in the diet, characterized by megaloblastic anemia. Since vitamin B 12 is not present in plants, humans have obtained their supply from animal products, from multivitamin supplements in the form of pills, and as additives to food preparations. A wide variety of neuropsychiatric abnormalities is also seen in vitamin B 12 deficiency and appears to be due to an undefined defect involving myelin synthesis. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p848)Erythrocyte Aging: The senescence of RED BLOOD CELLS. Lacking the organelles that make protein synthesis possible, the mature erythrocyte is incapable of self-repair, reproduction, and carrying out certain functions performed by other cells. This limits the average life span of an erythrocyte to 120 days.Bone Marrow: The soft tissue filling the cavities of bones. Bone marrow exists in two types, yellow and red. Yellow marrow is found in the large cavities of large bones and consists mostly of fat cells and a few primitive blood cells. Red marrow is a hematopoietic tissue and is the site of production of erythrocytes and granular leukocytes. Bone marrow is made up of a framework of connective tissue containing branching fibers with the frame being filled with marrow cells.beta-Thalassemia: A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. There is retardation of hemoglobin A synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin A synthesis is absent.Isavirus: A genus in the family ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE containing one species: Infectious salmon anemia virus.Pancytopenia: Deficiency of all three cell elements of the blood, erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets.Thalassemia: A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group F Protein: A Fanconi anemia complementation group protein. It is an essential component of a nuclear core complex that protects the GENOME against CHROMOSOMAL INSTABILITY. It interacts directly with FANCG PROTEIN and helps stabilize a complex with FANCA PROTEIN and FANCC PROTEIN.Phenylhydrazines: Diazo derivatives of aniline, used as a reagent for sugars, ketones, and aldehydes. (Dorland, 28th ed)Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group E Protein: A Fanconi anemia complementation group protein that interacts with FANCC PROTEIN and FANCD2 PROTEIN. It promotes the accumulation of FANCC protein in the CELL NUCLEUS.Fetal Hemoglobin: The major component of hemoglobin in the fetus. This HEMOGLOBIN has two alpha and two gamma polypeptide subunits in comparison to normal adult hemoglobin, which has two alpha and two beta polypeptide subunits. Fetal hemoglobin concentrations can be elevated (usually above 0.5%) in children and adults affected by LEUKEMIA and several types of ANEMIA.Malaria: A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.Blood Cell Count: The number of LEUKOCYTES and ERYTHROCYTES per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD. A complete blood count (CBC) also includes measurement of the HEMOGLOBIN; HEMATOCRIT; and ERYTHROCYTE INDICES.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Folic Acid Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of FOLIC ACID in the diet. Many plant and animal tissues contain folic acid, abundant in green leafy vegetables, yeast, liver, and mushrooms but destroyed by long-term cooking. Alcohol interferes with its intermediate metabolism and absorption. Folic acid deficiency may develop in long-term anticonvulsant therapy or with use of oral contraceptives. This deficiency causes anemia, macrocytic anemia, and megaloblastic anemia. It is indistinguishable from vitamin B 12 deficiency in peripheral blood and bone marrow findings, but the neurologic lesions seen in B 12 deficiency do not occur. (Merck Manual, 16th ed)Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Vitamin B 12: A cobalt-containing coordination compound produced by intestinal micro-organisms and found also in soil and water. Higher plants do not concentrate vitamin B 12 from the soil and so are a poor source of the substance as compared with animal tissues. INTRINSIC FACTOR is important for the assimilation of vitamin B 12.Horses: Large, hoofed mammals of the family EQUIDAE. Horses are active day and night with most of the day spent seeking and consuming food. Feeding peaks occur in the early morning and late afternoon, and there are several daily periods of rest.Splenomegaly: Enlargement of the spleen.Erythroblasts: Immature, nucleated ERYTHROCYTES occupying the stage of ERYTHROPOIESIS that follows formation of ERYTHROID PRECURSOR CELLS and precedes formation of RETICULOCYTES. The normal series is called normoblasts. Cells called MEGALOBLASTS are a pathologic series of erythroblasts.Osmotic Fragility: RED BLOOD CELL sensitivity to change in OSMOTIC PRESSURE. When exposed to a hypotonic concentration of sodium in a solution, red cells take in more water, swell until the capacity of the cell membrane is exceeded, and burst.Reticulocytes: Immature ERYTHROCYTES. In humans, these are ERYTHROID CELLS that have just undergone extrusion of their CELL NUCLEUS. They still contain some organelles that gradually decrease in number as the cells mature. RIBOSOMES are last to disappear. Certain staining techniques cause components of the ribosomes to precipitate into characteristic "reticulum" (not the same as the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM), hence the name reticulocytes.Antilymphocyte Serum: Serum containing GAMMA-GLOBULINS which are antibodies for lymphocyte ANTIGENS. It is used both as a test for HISTOCOMPATIBILITY and therapeutically in TRANSPLANTATION.Parasitemia: The presence of parasites (especially malarial parasites) in the blood. (Dorland, 27th ed)Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Ferrous Compounds: Inorganic or organic compounds that contain divalent iron.Recombinant Proteins: Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.Iron Overload: An excessive accumulation of iron in the body due to a greater than normal absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract or from parenteral injection. This may arise from idiopathic hemochromatosis, excessive iron intake, chronic alcoholism, certain types of refractory anemia, or transfusional hemosiderosis. (From Churchill's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 1989)Kidney Failure, Chronic: The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.Mitomycin: An antineoplastic antibiotic produced by Streptomyces caespitosus. It is one of the bi- or tri-functional ALKYLATING AGENTS causing cross-linking of DNA and inhibition of DNA synthesis.Heinz Bodies: Abnormal intracellular inclusions, composed of denatured hemoglobin, found on the membrane of red blood cells. They are seen in thalassemias, enzymopathies, hemoglobinopathies, and after splenectomy.Hookworm Infections: Infection of humans or animals with hookworms other than those caused by the genus Ancylostoma or Necator, for which the specific terms ANCYLOSTOMIASIS and NECATORIASIS are available.Receptors, Transferrin: Membrane glycoproteins found in high concentrations on iron-utilizing cells. They specifically bind iron-bearing transferrin, are endocytosed with its ligand and then returned to the cell surface where transferrin without its iron is released.Hemoglobinopathies: A group of inherited disorders characterized by structural alterations within the hemoglobin molecule.Thrombocytopenia: A subnormal level of BLOOD PLATELETS.Hemoglobin, Sickle: An abnormal hemoglobin resulting from the substitution of valine for glutamic acid at position 6 of the beta chain of the globin moiety. The heterozygous state results in sickle cell trait, the homozygous in sickle cell anemia.Malaria, Falciparum: Malaria caused by PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM. This is the severest form of malaria and is associated with the highest levels of parasites in the blood. This disease is characterized by irregularly recurring febrile paroxysms that in extreme cases occur with acute cerebral, renal, or gastrointestinal manifestations.Intrinsic Factor: A glycoprotein secreted by the cells of the GASTRIC GLANDS that is required for the absorption of VITAMIN B 12 (cyanocobalamin). Deficiency of intrinsic factor leads to VITAMIN B 12 DEFICIENCY and ANEMIA, PERNICIOUS.alpha-Thalassemia: A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the alpha chains of hemoglobin. The severity of this condition can vary from mild anemia to death, depending on the number of genes deleted.Spherocytosis, Hereditary: A group of familial congenital hemolytic anemias characterized by numerous abnormally shaped erythrocytes which are generally spheroidal. The erythrocytes have increased osmotic fragility and are abnormally permeable to sodium ions.Rh Isoimmunization: The process by which fetal Rh+ erythrocytes enter the circulation of an Rh- mother, causing her to produce IMMUNOGLOBULIN G antibodies, which can cross the placenta and destroy the erythrocytes of Rh+ fetuses. Rh isoimmunization can also be caused by BLOOD TRANSFUSION with mismatched blood.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides: Small cationic peptides that are an important component, in most species, of early innate and induced defenses against invading microbes. In animals they are found on mucosal surfaces, within phagocytic granules, and on the surface of the body. They are also found in insects and plants. Among others, this group includes the DEFENSINS, protegrins, tachyplesins, and thionins. They displace DIVALENT CATIONS from phosphate groups of MEMBRANE LIPIDS leading to disruption of the membrane.Hemolysis: The destruction of ERYTHROCYTES by many different causal agents such as antibodies, bacteria, chemicals, temperature, and changes in tonicity.Tanzania: A republic in eastern Africa, south of UGANDA and north of MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Dar es Salaam. It was formed in 1964 by a merger of the countries of TANGANYIKA and ZANZIBAR.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Erythroid Precursor Cells: The cells in the erythroid series derived from MYELOID PROGENITOR CELLS or from the bi-potential MEGAKARYOCYTE-ERYTHROID PROGENITOR CELLS which eventually give rise to mature RED BLOOD CELLS. The erythroid progenitor cells develop in two phases: erythroid burst-forming units (BFU-E) followed by erythroid colony-forming units (CFU-E); BFU-E differentiate into CFU-E on stimulation by ERYTHROPOIETIN, and then further differentiate into ERYTHROBLASTS when stimulated by other factors.Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic: The co-occurrence of pregnancy and parasitic diseases. The parasitic infection may precede or follow FERTILIZATION.Antisickling Agents: Agents used to prevent or reverse the pathological events leading to sickling of erythrocytes in sickle cell conditions.Parvovirus B19, Human: The type species of ERYTHROVIRUS and the etiological agent of ERYTHEMA INFECTIOSUM, a disease most commonly seen in school-age children.Folic Acid: A member of the vitamin B family that stimulates the hematopoietic system. It is present in the liver and kidney and is found in mushrooms, spinach, yeast, green leaves, and grasses (POACEAE). Folic acid is used in the treatment and prevention of folate deficiencies and megaloblastic anemia.Pica: The persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for a period of at least one month. (DSM-IV)Nutritional Status: State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.Hemoglobins, Abnormal: Hemoglobins characterized by structural alterations within the molecule. The alteration can be either absence, addition or substitution of one or more amino acids in the globin part of the molecule at selected positions in the polypeptide chains.Parvoviridae Infections: Virus infections caused by the PARVOVIRIDAE.Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal: A condition characterized by the recurrence of HEMOGLOBINURIA caused by intravascular HEMOLYSIS. In cases occurring upon cold exposure (paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria), usually after infections, there is a circulating antibody which is also a cold hemolysin. In cases occurring during or after sleep (paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria), the clonal hematopoietic stem cells exhibit a global deficiency of cell membrane proteins.Malnutrition: An imbalanced nutritional status resulted from insufficient intake of nutrients to meet normal physiological requirement.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Splenectomy: Surgical procedure involving either partial or entire removal of the spleen.Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency: A disease-producing enzyme deficiency subject to many variants, some of which cause a deficiency of GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE activity in erythrocytes, leading to hemolytic anemia.Hematologic Diseases: Disorders of the blood and blood forming tissues.Transferrin: An iron-binding beta1-globulin that is synthesized in the LIVER and secreted into the blood. It plays a central role in the transport of IRON throughout the circulation. A variety of transferrin isoforms exist in humans, including some that are considered markers for specific disease states.Reticulocytosis: An increase in circulating RETICULOCYTES, which is among the simplest and most reliable signs of accelerated ERYTHROCYTE production. Reticulocytosis occurs during active BLOOD regeneration (stimulation of red bone marrow) and in certain types of ANEMIA, particularly CONGENITAL HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA.Renal Dialysis: Therapy for the insufficient cleansing of the BLOOD by the kidneys based on dialysis and including hemodialysis, PERITONEAL DIALYSIS, and HEMODIAFILTRATION.Kenya: A republic in eastern Africa, south of ETHIOPIA, west of SOMALIA with TANZANIA to its south, and coastline on the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Nairobi.Bone Marrow DiseasesHematologic Tests: Tests used in the analysis of the hemic system.Sickle Cell Trait: The condition of being heterozygous for hemoglobin S.Salmo salar: A commercially important species of SALMON in the family SALMONIDAE, order SALMONIFORMES, which occurs in the North Atlantic.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Blood Transfusion, Intrauterine: In utero transfusion of BLOOD into the FETUS for the treatment of FETAL DISEASES, such as fetal erythroblastosis (ERYTHROBLASTOSIS, FETAL).Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.5-Aminolevulinate Synthetase: An enzyme of the transferase class that catalyzes condensation of the succinyl group from succinyl coenzyme A with glycine to form delta-aminolevulinate. It is a pyridoxyal phosphate protein and the reaction occurs in mitochondria as the first step of the heme biosynthetic pathway. The enzyme is a key regulatory enzyme in heme biosynthesis. In liver feedback is inhibited by heme. EC 2.3.1.37.Dietary Supplements: Products in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide dietary ingredients, and that are intended to be taken by mouth to increase the intake of nutrients. Dietary supplements can include macronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and/or MICRONUTRIENTS, such as VITAMINS; MINERALS; and PHYTOCHEMICALS.Thrombocytosis: Increased numbers of platelets in the peripheral blood. (Dorland, 27th ed)Oxymetholone: A synthetic hormone with anabolic and androgenic properties. It is used mainly in the treatment of anemias. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002), this compound may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Hemoglobin E: An abnormal hemoglobin that results from the substitution of lysine for glutamic acid at position 26 of the beta chain. It is most frequently observed in southeast Asian populations.Red-Cell Aplasia, Pure: Suppression of erythropoiesis with little or no abnormality of leukocyte or platelet production.Glucaric Acid: A sugar acid derived from D-glucose in which both the aldehydic carbon atom and the carbon atom bearing the primary hydroxyl group are oxidized to carboxylic acid groups.Hematopoiesis: The development and formation of various types of BLOOD CELLS. Hematopoiesis can take place in the BONE MARROW (medullary) or outside the bone marrow (HEMATOPOIESIS, EXTRAMEDULLARY).Bone Marrow Transplantation: The transference of BONE MARROW from one human or animal to another for a variety of purposes including HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION or MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION.Erythroblastosis, Fetal: A condition characterized by the abnormal presence of ERYTHROBLASTS in the circulation of the FETUS or NEWBORNS. It is a disorder due to BLOOD GROUP INCOMPATIBILITY, such as the maternal alloimmunization by fetal antigen RH FACTORS leading to HEMOLYSIS of ERYTHROCYTES, hemolytic anemia (ANEMIA, HEMOLYTIC), general edema (HYDROPS FETALIS), and SEVERE JAUNDICE IN NEWBORN.Protoporphyrins: Porphyrins with four methyl, two vinyl, and two propionic acid side chains attached to the pyrrole rings. Protoporphyrin IX occurs in hemoglobin, myoglobin, and most of the cytochromes.Kidney Diseases: Pathological processes of the KIDNEY or its component tissues.Immunosuppressive Agents: Agents that suppress immune function by one of several mechanisms of action. Classical cytotoxic immunosuppressants act by inhibiting DNA synthesis. Others may act through activation of T-CELLS or by inhibiting the activation of HELPER CELLS. While immunosuppression has been brought about in the past primarily to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, new applications involving mediation of the effects of INTERLEUKINS and other CYTOKINES are emerging.Iron Isotopes: Stable iron atoms that have the same atomic number as the element iron, but differ in atomic weight. Fe-54, 57, and 58 are stable iron isotopes.Drug Administration Schedule: Time schedule for administration of a drug in order to achieve optimum effectiveness and convenience.Food, Fortified: Any food that has been supplemented with essential nutrients either in quantities that are greater than those present normally, or which are not present in the food normally. Fortified food includes also food to which various nutrients have been added to compensate for those removed by refinement or processing. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Bone Marrow Examination: Removal of bone marrow and evaluation of its histologic picture.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Ghana: A republic in western Africa, south of BURKINA FASO and west of TOGO. Its capital is Accra.

Autoantibodies to gastrin in patients with pernicious anaemia--a novel antibody. (1/227)

Autoantibodies arise when there is a breakdown in immunological tolerance. Autoantibodies to parietal cells and intrinsic factor are found in autoimmune atrophic gastritis (AAG) and are associated with elevated plasma gastrin. Endogenous gastrin autoantibodies have not been described to date. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence of autoantibodies to gastrin. Plasma from 50,000 patients, including more than 2000 with AAG, was tested. Gastrin was measured by radioimmunoassay (RIA) in whole plasma and the presence of autoantibody determined by using a control which omitted assay antibody. The quantity and affinity of gastrin autoantibodies was assessed. Three patients had autoantibodies to gastrin. All three had AAG and pernicious anaemia (PA). The antibodies were of low titre and relatively high affinity. Free circulating plasma gastrin levels were within the normal range, but total gastrin levels were elevated. This is the first description of autoantibodies to endogenous gastrin. The incidence of antibodies to gastrin is low, they are found in association with PA, and they may lead to falsely low measurements of plasma gastrin.  (+info)

Potential difference across the normal and the abnormal gastric mucosa in man. (2/227)

The mucosal potential difference in the body of the stomach was measured in 18 patients with gastric ulcers, five with gastritis, and three with pernicious anaemia. The results were compared with those of 12 normal volunteers. Significantly lower than normal levels were found in the groups of patients with gastric ulcers and gastritis. The patients with pernicious anaemia had even lower potential differences. In an additional 25 subjects, measurements were made in the duodenal bulb and at five sites in the stomach under direct vision at endoscopy. Biopsies were taken from each site for histology. Subjects with gastritis at the high lesser curve had a significantly lower potential difference at that site than those without gastritis. In the latter group, the potential difference at the high lesser curve was as low as in the antrum, and invariably lower than at the high greater curve.  (+info)

Immunomodulation by vitamin B12: augmentation of CD8+ T lymphocytes and natural killer (NK) cell activity in vitamin B12-deficient patients by methyl-B12 treatment. (3/227)

It has been suggested that vitamin B12 (vit.B12) plays an important role in immune system regulation, but the details are still obscure. In order to examine the action of vit.B12 on cells of the human immune system, lymphocyte subpopulations and NK cell activity were evaluated in 11 patients with vit.B12 deficiency anaemia and in 13 control subjects. Decreases in the number of lymphocytes and CD8+ cells and in the proportion of CD4+ cells, an abnormally high CD4/CD8 ratio, and suppressed NK cell activity were noted in patients compared with control subjects. In all 11 patients and eight control subjects, these immune parameters were evaluated before and after methyl-B12 injection. The lymphocyte counts and number of CD8+ cells increased both in patients and in control subjects. The high CD4/CD8 ratio and suppressed NK cell activity were improved by methyl-B12 treatment. Augmentation of CD3-CD16+ cells occurred in patients after methyl-B12 treatment. In contrast, antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) activity, lectin-stimulated lymphocyte blast formation, and serum levels of immunoglobulins were not changed by methyl-B12 treatment. These results indicate that vit.B12 might play an important role in cellular immunity, especially relativing to CD8+ cells and the NK cell system, which suggests effects on cytotoxic cells. We conclude that vit.B12 acts as an immunomodulator for cellular immunity.  (+info)

The rise in circulating gastrin with age is due to increases in gastric autoimmunity and Helicobacter pylori infection. (4/227)

To assess the effect of increasing age on circulating gastrin, we surveyed serum gastrin, Helicobactor pylori seroantibody status and gastric autoimmunity in 366 hospitalized patients aged 15-90 years. Data were subjected to multivariate analysis, using logarithmic transformation to normalize the distribution of gastrin concentrations (presented as geometric means and 95% CIs). The frequency of H. pylori-positive antibody status increased with age from 28% in the second decade to > 70% beyond the fourth decade. Fasting gastrin concentrations rose significantly from 44 ng/l (41-48) in the second decade to 95 ng/l (67-131) by the eighth decade (p = 0.001) in the total group. Twenty-seven patients (6.8% of the total) tested positive for gastric auto-antibodies: 2% of patients in the second decade, rising to 15.9% in the eighth decade. These patients formed a distinct group with respect to circulating gastrin concentrations. Excluding these 27, fasting gastrin concentrations still rose significantly, from 44 ng/l (41-48) in the second decade, to 67 ng/l (50-89) in the eighth decade (p = 0.003) in the remaining 341 patients. Fasting gastrin concentrations were significantly higher in patients who were H. pylori-seropositive (59 ng/l, 54-64 vs. sero-negative 41 ng/l, 37-46) (p = 0.002), and there was no increase in circulating gastrin concentrations with increasing age in either the H. pylori-positive or the H. pylori-negative group. The increase in circulating fasting gastrin observed with increasing age is due to an increased incidence of gastric antibodies associated with auto-immune atrophic gastritis, and an increased incidence of H. pylori infection.  (+info)

Thyrogastric autoimmune disease. Studies on the cell-mediated immune system and histocompatibility antigens. (5/227)

Cell-mediated immune responses were studied in autoimmune diseases of thyrogastric type, Hashimoto's thyroiditis and autoimmune pernicious anaemia-type gastritis. Specific cell-mediated immunity was investigated by the leucocyte migration inhibition procedure, and general cell-mediated immunity (T-cell performance) was studied by standard in vivo and in vitro tests. In thyrogastric autoimmune diseases inhibition of migration of leucocytes was induced by thyroglobulin and gastric parietal cell microsomes; under conditions of presumably low cellular sensitization, stimulation of migration was observed. There was no depression of general cell-mediated immunity, in contrast to what occurs in systemic lupus erythematosus and related autoimmune diseases. A weak association of autoimmune gastritis with HL-A3 and HL-A7 (P LESS THAN 0.05) lost significance when an appropriate correction was applied; this weakness with HL-A clearly does not explain the strong genetic component in thyroid and gastric autoimmunity.  (+info)

Measles antibodies and autoantibodies in autoimmune disorders. (6/227)

Measles CF antibodies have been examined in the sera of patients with a variety of clinical disorders associated with the production of autoantibodies. Previous reports of high-titre reactions in DLE and chronic active hepatitis have been confirmed, the titres in the latter disorder being particularly elevated. Mean antibody titres to measles in patients with rheumatoid arthritis were significantly lower than in matched controls, and an inverse correlation between measles antibody levels and serum globulin levels was found. Measles antibody titres in patients with myasthenia gravis and primary biliary cirrhosis did not differ significantly from those found in controls. However, subdivision of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, myasthenia gravis and primary biliary cirrhosis showed that the presence of anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) was associated with significantly increased measles antibody levels compared with the ANA-negative sera. The presence of gastric parietal cell antibody or thyroid microsomal antibody did not appear to be associated with increased measles antibody levels, whether or not they occurred in association with previous anaemia or thyroid disease. Possible explanations for these findings in terms of immune complex formation and immune hyper-reactivity are discussed.  (+info)

Serum leptin levels in patients with sideropenic and pernicious anemia: the influence of anemia treatment. (7/227)

Leptin is a 16 kDa protein hormone involved in food intake, energy expenditure regulation and numerous other physiological processes. Recently, leptin has been demonstrated to stimulate hematopoietic stem cells in vitro. The aim of our study was to measure serum leptin and erythropoietin levels in patients with sideropenic (n = 18) and pernicious anemia (n=7) before and during anemia treatment. Blood samples for the blood count, leptin and erythropoietin determinations were obtained by venepunction at the time of the diagnosis of anemia and after partial and complete anemia recovery. The relationships of serum leptin levels to erythropoietin levels and blood count parameters were also studied. No significant differences in serum leptin levels between the groups studied were found. The serum leptin levels in none of groups were modified by treatment of anemia (basal levels, the levels during treatment and after anemia recovery were 13.1+/-14.5 vs 12.8+/-15.6 vs 12.0+/-14.8 ng/ml in patients with sideropenic anemia and 7.8+/-8.5 vs 9.5+/-10.0 vs 8.9+/-6.6 ng/ml in patients with pernicious anemia). The erythropoietin levels were higher at the time of anemia in both groups and decreased significantly after partial or complete recovery. Serum leptin levels in both groups correlated positively with the body mass index. No significant relationships were found between serum leptin levels and erythropoietin values or various parameters of the peripheral blood count. We conclude that serum leptin levels in patients with sideropenic and pernicious anemia positively correlate with the body mass index but are not influenced by the treatment of anemia.  (+info)

Screening for hypothyroidism in elderly inpatients. (8/227)

Routine biochemical screening for hypothyroidism in 2000 geriatric inpatients proved valuable and practicable and yielded 46 cases (2.3%). A non-specific clinical picture was particularly common, with less than a third of the cases showing "typical" signs and symptoms. Psychiatric manifestations, especially depression, were important and frequent and responded well to thyroxine. There was a preponderance of female cases of hypothyroidism and a strong association with other autoimmune diseases, notably pernicious anaemia and rheumatoid arthritis.  (+info)

*DMOZ - Health: Conditions and Diseases: Blood Disorders: Anemia: Pernicious

Type of anemia characterized by defective red blood cell production, the presence of mega-loblasts in the bone marrow, and ... Pernicious Anaemia Society A charitable organisation based in the UK supporting people with pernicious anaemia world-wide, ... NHS Choices: Vitamin B12 or Folate Deficiency Anaemia Provides information on pernicious anaemia including details of symptoms ... An article about pernicious anemia with a full explanation of what it is, some history and treatment. ...

*Gluten-sensitive enteropathy-associated conditions

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*Nitrous oxide

ISBN 1-885987-11-0. Conrad, Marcel (4 October 2006). "Pernicious Anemia". Retrieved 2 June 2008. Vieira, E.; Cleaton-Jones, P ...

*George Minot

He was a member of the Pernicious Anemia Committee at Harvard and served on the Anti-Anemia Preparation Advisory Board of the U ... Nobel e-Museum: George R. Minot - Biography "Red-Blooded Doctors Cure Anemia" Pernicious Anemia, a Victory for Science George ... Whipple given for their work on the treatment of blood anemia. They all discovered an effective treatment for pernicious anemia ... Treatment of pernicious anemia by a special diet. George R. Minot and William P. Murphy". Nutr. Rev. 36 (2): 50-52. February ...

*Nutrition and cognition

B12 deficiency is often associated with pernicious anemia, as it is the most common cause. Pernicious anemia results from an ... people with pernicious anemia often present with typical symptoms of anemia, such as pale skin, dizziness, and fatigue. Among ... However, pernicious anemia is the most common cause of B12 deficiency in North American and European populations. Those ... Epstein, Franklin H.; Toh, Ban-Hock; Van Driel, Ian R.; Gleeson, Paul A. (1997). "Pernicious Anemia". New England Journal of ...

*List of autoimmune diseases

"MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Pernicious anemia". Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-05. Moake JL ...

*Ashby technique

BLOOD DESTRUCTION IN PERNICIOUS ANEMIA". J. Exp. Med. 34 (2): 147-166. doi:10.1084/jem.34.2.147. PMC 2128079 . PMID 19868545. ...

*Henry G. Bieler

Bieler, Henry G. (1931). "The Etiology of Pernicious Anemia". Clinical Medicine And Surgery. 38 (9): 635. Bieler, Henry G. ( ...

*HLA-DR15

Ungar B, Mathews J, Tait B, Cowling D (1981). "HLA-DR patterns in pernicious anaemia". Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). 282 (6266): 768- ... DR15 is positively associated Goodpasture syndrome, early age onset multiple sclerosis, pernicious anaemia, sarcoidosis, ...

*Nina Lawson

She died there of pernicious anemia. Grimes, William (September 16, 2008 ). Nina Lawson, Tamer of the Met's Wigs and Egos, Is ...

*Schilling test

In patients with pernicious anemia or with deficiency due to impaired absorption, less than 10% of the radiolabeled vitamin B12 ... The purpose of the test is to determine whether the patient has pernicious anemia. It is named for Robert F. Schilling. The ... This is by definition pernicious anemia. A low result on the second test implies abnormal intestinal absorption (malabsorption ... Zuckier LS, Chervu LR (September 1984). "Schilling evaluation of pernicious anemia: current status". Journal of Nuclear ...

*Cubam

This can lead to pernicious anemia. However, a rare abnormality of AMN can also cause vitamin B12 anemia; this condition is ... and subsequent macrocytic anemia. The most common cause of Vitamin B12 deficiency is deficiency of the intrinsic factor (IF) ... megaloblastic anemia. Severe vitamin B12 deficiency is most commonly caused by an autoimmune mediated deficiency in intrinsic ...

*Acute myeloid leukemia

Aitelli, Cristi; Wasson, Lori; Page, Ray (2004-03-01). "Pernicious anemia: presentations mimicking acute leukemia". Southern ... a definitive diagnosis usually requires an adequate bone marrow aspiration and biopsy as well as ruling out pernicious anemia ( ... A drop in red blood cell count (anemia) can cause fatigue, paleness, and shortness of breath. A lack of platelets can lead to ... This leads to neutropenia, anemia, and thrombocytopenia. The symptoms of AML are, in turn, often due to the low numbers of ...

*Timothy Sylvester Hogan (politician)

Hogan died of pernicious anemia in 1926. Mercer, James K (1913). Ohio Legislative History: 1909-1913. Columbus: Edward T Miller ...

*Abbie Lathrop

Lathrop died of pernicious anemia in 1918. She was interred at West Cemetery in Granby, near her friends Chapin and Gray. Her ...

*Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord

It is usually associated with pernicious anemia. The onset is gradual and uniform. The pathological findings of subacute ... looking for megaloblastic anemia if there is also folic acid deficiency or macrocytic anemia. The Schilling Test is no longer ...

*Insulin

George Minot, co-recipient of the 1934 Nobel Prize for the development of the first effective treatment for pernicious anemia, ... A Century of Curiosity About Pernicious Anemia". Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association. 73: 54- ... was therefore also responsible for the discovery of a cure for pernicious anemia. The work published by Banting, Best, Collip ...

*Lyubov Dostoyevskaya

She died in Italy of pernicious anemia. Although Lyubov Dostoyevskaya was Orthodox, the funeral rite was Catholic by mistake. A ...

*Parietal cell

Pernicious anemia also leads to megaloblastic anemia. Atrophic gastritis, particularly in the elderly, will cause an inability ... In pernicious anemia, autoantibodies directed against parietal cells or intrinsic factor cause a reduction in vitamin B12 ... Pernicious anaemia results from autoimmune destruction of gastric parietal cells, precluding the synthesis of intrinsic factor ... A long-term deficiency in vitamin B12 can lead to megaloblastic anemia, characterized by large fragile erythrocytes. ...

*Seymour Hutner

Assay of anti-pernicious anemia factor with Euglena. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 70, 118-120. Hutner, S.H., Provasoli, L. Schatz ...

*Robert Bruce McCoy

McCoy died January 5, 1926 from pernicious anemia. In November of that year the Army National Guard post he worked to create ...

*Yellapragada Subbarow

Subbarow, Y.; Jacobson, B.M.; Prochownick, V. (1936). "Studies of the pernicious anemia principle in liver. III. The isolation ... Subbarow, Y.; Hastings, A.B.; Elkin, M. (1945). "Chemistry of Anti-Pernicious Anemia Substances of Liver". Vitamins and ... based on work by Lucy Wills to isolate folic acid as a protective agent against anemia. After his work on folic acid and with ...

*Ogden Bruton

Pernicious anemia in an eight-year-old girl; additional observations in a case previously reported as nutritional anemia in an ...

*Clement Finch

Coleman, Daniel H.; Clement A. Finch (1953). "Erythropoiesis in pernicious anemia". American Journal of Medicine. 15 (3): 412. ... Scientific Journal articles specifically pertaining to Erythropoiesis and anemia such as Erythropoiesisin Pernicious Anemia ( ... The Diagnosing of Iron deficiency Anemia (1964), Pathophysiologic Aspects of Sickle Cell Anemia (1972), and Erythroid Marrow ... During a period in which little was known about iron-deficiency anemia, how often it occurred or the principles of iron ...

*Intrinsic factor

In pernicious anemia, which is usually an autoimmune disease, autoantibodies directed against intrinsic factor or parietal ... Other risk factors contributing to pernicious anemia are anything that damages or removes a portion of the stomach's parietal ... Despite the low amounts absorbed, oral vitamin B12 therapy is effective at reducing symptoms of pernicious anemia. Vitamin B12 ... In most countries, intramuscular injections of vitamin B12 are used to treat pernicious anemia. Orally administered vitamin B12 ...

*Functional neurological symptom disorder

... neurone disease Parkinson's Autoimmune disorders Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Stroke Vitamin B12 deficiency or pernicious anaemia ...
Pernicious anemia is a disease in which the red blood cells are abnormally formed, due to an inability to absorb vitamin B12. Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, plays an important role in the development of red bloodcells. It is found in significant quantities in liver, meats, milk and milk products, and legumes. During the course of the digestion of foods containingB12, the B12 becomes attached to a substance called intrinsic factor. Intrinsic factor is produced by parietal cells which line thestomach. The B12-intrinsic factor complex then enters the intestine, where the vitamin is absorbed into the bloodstream. In fact, B12 can only be absorbed when it is attached to intrinsic factor.. In pernicious anemia, the parietal cells stop producing intrinsic factor. Theintestine is then completely unable to absorb B12. So, the vitamin passes out of the body as waste. Although the body has significant amountsof stored B12, this will eventually be used up. At this point, thesymptoms of pernicious anemia will ...
It affects males and females equally. The most common form, Adult Onset Pernicious Anemia, affects people after the age of 35 years. Studies suggest that about 1% of the elderly population is affected. Congenital Pernicious Anemia is very rare and has an onset of age between 4 and 28 months. Juvenile Pernicious Anemia has symptoms similar to the adult-onset type, seems to occur between the ages of 4 and 20 years. North America and in Europe among people of Scandinavian, English, or Irish descent has the higher prevalence. It is extremely rare among Asians. Approximately 1.9% of cases may go undiagnosed. Pernicious anemia shows a 10-fold increase in patients with multiple myeloma and a 250-fold increase in adults with immunoglobulin deficiency. ...
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Individuals who suffer with pernicious anaemia typically experience tiredness and feel weak, because there is insufficient oxygen travelling around the body. If the condition is left untreated it can bring on serious harm to the nerves, heart and other organs in the body. Effects on the heart: it takes extra effort for the heart to pump blood around the body in individuals who suffer with pernicious anaemia. The added stress can often be a source of heart murmurs, irregular heartbeat, rapid heart rate, enlarged heart and, in extreme cases, heart failure. A shortage of vitamin B12 may also lead to heart problems because it contributes to increased levels of homocysteine. This is a chemical which can cause fatty deposits to collect in the blood vessels around the heart, thus increasing the chances of strokes and heart attacks. Effects on the nerves: a shortage of vitamin B12 can contribute to impairment of the nerve cells, which may cause tingling and lack of feeling. This is especially in the ...
pernicious anemia: Pernicious anemia, disease in which the production of red blood cells is impaired owing to an inability to absorb vitamin B12.
In the present paper are presented the considerations which have convinced the writer that pernicious anemia and sprue are two distinct disease entities, and that the former is not a final picture of the latter or vice-versa, as Christian (1) and others have suggested. On the basis of a detailed study of 45 cases of sprue in Porto Rico, the conclusion has been reached that in the average case the diagnosis is easily made by the general practitioner in routine examination. It is only occasionally, and this in the advanced stage of sprue,-the so-called sprue cachexia,-that the clinical picture bears such a resemblance to pernicious anemia as to readily lead to confusion. Even in these instances the writer is convinced that a thorough clinical and laboratory examination by the ordinary methods available in the average hospital will establish an absolute diagnosis in over 75 per cent of the cases.
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Although it has been recognized for many years that mental disturbances are frequently seen in association with pernicious anemia, the inclusion of organic psychoses among the important manifestations of the disease is rarely emphasized and seems insufficiently appreciated. Some of the early authors, among them Barrett1 and Lurie,2 stressed the fact that certain of the psychoses seen in pernicious anemia should be grouped with the organic mental illnesses rather than with the functional or psychogenic psychoses. Warburg and Jorgensen,3 in a comprehensive discussion of the subject in 1928, came to the same conclusion. Only one recent writer, Hackfield,4 considered that ...
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Pernicious anaemia is the most common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency in the UK.. Pernicious anaemia is an autoimmune condition that affects your stomach. An autoimmune condition means your immune system (the bodys natural defence system that protects against illness and infection) attacks your bodys healthy cells.. In your stomach, vitamin B12 is combined with a protein called intrinsic factor. This mix of vitamin B12 and intrinsic factor is then absorbed into the body in part of the gut called the distal ileum.. Pernicious anaemia causes your immune system to attack the cells in your stomach that produce the intrinsic factor, which means your body is unable to absorb vitamin B12.. The exact cause of pernicious anaemia is unknown, but the condition is more common in women around 60 years of age, people with a family history of the condition and those with another autoimmune condition, such as Addisons disease or vitiligo. ...
It appears established, from the experiments of Castle and his co-workers,1, 2, 3 that pernicious anemia is a deficiency disease due to the absence of an intrinsic factor of undetermined nature in the gastric secretion. This intrinsic factor is definitely not hydrochloric acid, though its absence is practically always associated with absence of free hydrochloric acid in the stomach contents. It is well known that this deficiency exerts its influence chiefly on the blood-forming organs and the nervous system. It is a fact, though in my opinion not uniformly appreciated by clinicians and hematologists, that these two systems may be ...
Dear Dr. SerVaas, I was diagnosed with pernicious anemia in 1982 and prescribed 1000-microgram shots of B12 (cyanocobalamin) every month for the rest of my life. I have since moved, and my current doctor advises that 100 micrograms a month is sufficient, a dose I have been taking for more than two years. I have […] More ...
Hiya Im on folic acid daily for folate deficient anaemia, along with loads of other medications. Ive started going to the toilet a lot more frequently and wondered if there is a link? I had a TOT...
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Although I do not usually talk about it much I live with two very debilitating and life altering disorders. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for over 15 years and more recently with pernicious anemia. I also have a severe vitamin D deficiency and hypothyroidism both of which are well manged at this time. I have good days and bad days and sometimes terrible days. My bad days seem to come as they will with no particular triggers. I wake up in the morning and I KNOW if I am going to have a good day or a bad day. I have often wondered what is really wrong with me and how can I be so very sick? When I am terribly sick I go to bed at night wondering if I will make it through the night and I wake wondering how will I ever make it through the day. No one can see my pain nor can they feel what I feel. Being sick like this is a very lonely place to be at times. Now mind you, I am not upset that others dont "get it" and I certainly would not wish this on anyone. However, I often think that people ...
Question - 22 yr old, diagnosed with Pernicious Anemia. On injections, sublingual pills, Adderall for ADD. Switched to Ritalina la, feeling tired, dizzy. How to cure it?. Ask a Doctor about uses, dosages and side-effects of Ritalin, Ask a Hematologist
and the not so good part?. Well, about 6 weeks before my Pernicious Anaemia diagnosis, I started experiencing numbness and tingling, like pins and needles but not quite that, in my finger tips. As it was only in my left hand initially I (stupidly!) put this down to excessive guitar playing. Thats really quite terrible terminology because as any musician knows there is, of course, No Such Thing as excessive guitar playing! Pfft!. Anywho… despite finding it really strange I actually just ignored it for a couple of weeks. Until it spread to my other hand. Actually, I would have probably ignored this too if it hadnt been for the horrendous neck and back clicking that Id been experiencing for a number of months as well as the interference with guitar practice. Now, I dont go rushing off to the docs for the slightest ache and pain (childbirth with no pain relief gives me a pretty high threshold for deciding whats painful and whats not!) but when there are multiple symptoms cropping up then ...
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Hi, I am really getting down about this. I have been on B12 injections 12 wkly for years for low B12 but was tested and told I do not have pernicious anaemia. There is family history though as my...
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Qvigstad, G., Qvigstad, T., Westre, B., Sandvik, A. K., Brenna, E. and Waldum, H. L. (2002), Neuroendocrine differentiation in gastric adenocarcinomas associated with severe hypergastrinemia and/or pernicious anemia. APMIS, 110: 132-139. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0463.2002.100302.x ...
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Pernicious anaemia is a result of your bodys immune system attacking the cells within the stomach that produce a protein vital for the absorption of vitamin B12.. Meat, fish and dairy products all naturally contain Vitamin B12, which is normally absorbed into the body through the stomach. For this process to occur, gastric parietal cells in the stomach release a protein called intrinsic factor.. People who have pernicious anaemia unfortunately produce antibodies which attack these gastric parietal cells. As a result, the amount of intrinsic factor. Due to this deficiency the body is anaemic because it cannot produce red blood cells that are fully functional and therefore do not carry enough oxygen.. As vitamin B12 is crucial for many biochemical reactions, such as protecting your nerve cells through myelin production, converting fat into energy, and supporting red blood cell production, the results of pernicious anemia can be debilitating.. As mentioned above, eating meat and dairy products ...
Pernicious anemia earned its name because it was once a fatal illness before treatment options were discovered. Now, it is common knowledge in the medical community that pernicious anemia--also known as megaloblastic anemia--can be treated with vitamin B12. As such, vitamin B12 and pernicious anemia are intrinsically linked. What is Pernicious Anemia? Anemia is a medical condition in which the body decreases its production of red blood cells, the bloods hemoglobin count decreases, and/or the blood ...
Many had been said, from olden times, on the relation between digestive organ (esp. stomach) and hematopoiesis, and it has been much clarified in appreciation of the discovery of liver therapy for pernicious anemia by Minot and Murphy (1926), the dissertation of the in-and extrinsic factors theory by Castle and Townsend (1929), and of the studies of many other authorities. The atrophy of the stomach is responsible for the occurrence of anemia and it has been reported that the microcytic or pernicious anemia had often been observed after total gastrectomy in man. But in the animal there were no report of cases of pernicious anemia after total gastrectomy. The author has performed the animal experiment in rats, after resecting the right portion of stomach as Jacobson etc. had done and also the left portion of the stomach. That has been resulted the lack of storage and stirring of diet. In these rats were observed the blood picture of peripheral and of bone marrow for 400 days after operation. ...
The name of the disease comes from the historical fact that early sufferers were always properly diagnosed after they were classified as anemic (had low blood hemoglobin levels). However, with more modern tests which specifically target B12 absorption, the disease may properly be diagnosed before patients actually become anemic. An individual with this illness will have to supplement his/her B-12 for the rest of their lives or risk the onslaught of extremely unpleasant symptoms. Most commonly the cause for impaired binding of vitamin B12 by intrinsic factor is autoimmune atrophic gastritis, in which the persons own antibodies are directed against certain cells, resulting in their death, as well as against the intrinsic factor itself, rendering it unable to bind vitamin B-12.. Sometimes the loss of the GI cells may simply due to a weakening digestive system, such as that frequently occurring in elderly people affected and Helicobacter pylori infection. Note that forms of vitamin B12 deficiency ...
The relationship between vitamin B12 metabolism and the diseases of B12 deficiency has been so well studied in the past few decades that it has become unusual to encounter clinical problems that fall outside the recognized patterns and appear to violate established principles. The following is a report of such a case: a patient with an inability to utilize vitamin B12 due to both small bowel malabsorption and lack of intrinsic factor, who during the course of adequate parenteral vitamin B12 administration developed clinical evidence of combined systems disease. Some possible mechanisms were explored and are discussed below. ...
Executive summary: Liver therapy for pernicious anemia. Military service: US Army (1917-18). As a young man, William Murphys only interest was in practicing medicine, but he could not afford tuition to medical school. Instead he taught math in public schools, saving from each paycheck for eventual admission to the University of Oregon Medical School, where, after one year of study, he was unable to afford his second years tuition. He spent two years in the Army, before discovering and applying for a peculiar fellowship at Harvard, endowed by 1885 alumnus William Stanislaus Murphy (no relation) specifically to help fund "collegiate education of men of the name of Murphy." The fund for Murphys has since been depleted, but it allowed William Murphy to become Dr Murphy in 1922.. He then practiced in Boston and taught at Harvard, where he was drawn into research into research on diabetes mellitus and pernicious anemia. Working with Dr George R. Minot, Murphy noted that anemia patients showed marked ...
B-12 shots are given to prevent or correct a deficiency of vitamin B-12, reports Mayo Clinic. These shots are also given to people with a condition called pernicious anemia. Pernicious anemia is a...
Hi, has any research been done with regard to vitamin B12 deficiency in people with PD? My husand is going through a difficult phase with this deficiency; the symptoms of which appear to mimic PD such as protein problem…
Lhermittes sign is a phenomenon classically associated with Multiple Sclerosis although it is actually a symptom of various other conditions. One of these being…guess what?….B12 deficiency!. Ok so that was that mystery solved but now what? Well, Im currently waiting for an appointment for a MRI scan. This will establish if and where any damage has been caused. To either my brain or the spinal cord.. YouTube - MRI Scan - what happens. Its fair to say Im a little nervous. Having read sooooo much (maybe a little too much) I am well aware of the possible outcomes. Worst case scenario? Irreversible damage to either. Ive read about SACD, subacute combined degeneration, which basically means life will never be the same. At the age of 34 this is kinda scary. I still consider myself quite young and have a huge amount of things left on my to do list.. However, I have read that damage, if caught early enough, may be partially or even fully reversible. So Im staying positive with that in mind. ...
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Home » Malignant anaemia. Malignant anaemia --, pernicious anaemia (Science: haematology) a form of anaemia (low red blood cell counts) that results when the bone marrow fails to produce adequate numbers of red blood cells due to a deficiency in vitamin b12. Intrinsic factor, necessary for normal B12 absorption, may be the underlying cause for B12 deficiency if is not produced in the gastric glands (in the stomach). Origin: gr. Haima = blood ...
Pernicious anaemia is undeniably associated with vitamin B12 deficiency, but the association between subnormal vitamin B12 concentrations and anaemia in older people is unclear. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the association between subnormal vitamin B12 concentrations and anaemia in older people. Clinical queries for aetiology and treatment in bibliographic databases (PubMed [01/1949-10/2009]; EMBASE [01/1980-10/2009]) were used. Reference lists were checked for additional relevant studies. Observational studies (≥50 participants) and randomized placebo-controlled intervention trials (RCTs) were considered. 25 studies met the inclusion criteria. Twenty-one observational cross-sectional studies (total number of participants n = 16185) showed inconsistent results. In one longitudinal observational study, low vitamin B12 concentrations were not associated with an increased risk of anaemia (total n = 423). The 3 RCTs (total n = 210) were well-designed and showed no effect of vitamin
The causes of Vitamin B12 Malabsorption might surprise you. If youve been told that you dont have intrinsic factor or that you have pernicious anemia, your doctor might be WRONG. Find out what might
Vitamin B12. Polarised light micrograph of crystals of cyanocobalamin, also known as Vitamin B12. This is one of the water-soluble B-complex vitamins, and is necessary for the synthesis of nucleic acids and the maintainance of myelin in the nervous system. Vitamin B12 deficiency affects almost all body tissues. The most serious effects of this are pernicious anaemia and a degeneration of the nervous system. Vitamin B12 is contained only in foods of animal origin, especially liver, fish and eggs. Recommended adult daily intake is 3-4 microgrammes. Magnification x4 at 35mm size. - Stock Image A613/0258
Vitamin B12, molecular model. Vitamin B12(cobalamin) is an essential nutrient that humans are unable to produce and need to obtain from their diet. It is found in meat, fish poultry and dairy products. Vitamin B12 is needed for producing red blood cells and for a healthy nervous system. Deficiency can lead to pernicious anaemia, with symptoms including tiredness, dizziness and a reduced sense of taste. Vitamin B12s chemical formula is C63H88CoN14O14P. Atoms are represented as spheres and are colour-coded: carbon ( grey), hydrogen (light orange), cobalt (orange), nitrogen (blue), oxygen (red) and phosphorus (green). - Stock Image F008/9419
Vitamin B-12 is essential for the proper production of blood platelets and red and white blood cells, the manufacture of vital substances needed for cell function, and the metabolism of nutrients necessary for cell growth. It participates in a variety of cellular reactions to release energy from carbohydrates, fats and protein. Vitamin B-12 helps maintain the myelin sheath that insulates nerve fibers from each other. People with Vitamin B-12 deficiency show irregular destruction of the myelin sheaths, which eventually causes paralysis and death. Vitamin B-12 levels decrease with age and various measures of cognitive impairment are associated with reduced B-12 status. The most important use of Vitamin B-12 is to treat the symptoms of pernicious anemia. Vitamin B9 (folate) and vitamin B12 are critical to the health of the nervous system and to a process that clears homocysteine from the blood. Vitamins B-12, B-6, and B-9 (folate) work closely together to control blood levels of the amino acid ...
Some medicines can be given sublingual, which means "under the tongue". The reason for this method of administration is that some medications can enter the bloodstream better or faster this way.. For example, B12 is a vitamin that for decades was given as an injection because when someone has Pernicious Anemia they cannot absorb it from the intestines due to a lack of a chemical called intrinsic factor that "grabs" it and pulls it into the bloodstream. A few years ago it was noted that if given sublingual, it would be adequately absorbed, eliminating the need for an injection.. Another example is when a patient in Hospice care is near death, unable to swallow but having pain, the pain medication can be given as a liquid under the tongue, where it is absorbed quickly and gives rapid pain relief.. A pill designed to be given orally will rarely be able to be administered sublingually. A pharmacist can tell you if a certain medication has a coating and absorption profile that will allow this form of ...
Anemia is a blood condition in which the hemoglobin is lower than the average value of a normal person or the red blood cells is fewer than normal Introduction Chapter 1 Anemia Chapter 2 Interesting Facts about Anemia Chapter 3 Treatment of Anemia Chapter 4 Iron Deficiency Anemia Chapter 5 Hemolytic Anemia Chapter 6 Aplastic Anemia Chapter 7 Thalassemia Chapter 8 Pernicious Anemia Epilogue ...
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient for your nerves- it helps to maintain myelin, a fatty substance that coats the nerve cells of your brain and spinal cord, insulating them from inflammation and exposure to viruses. Myelin also supports communication between the nerve cells, providing a slick surface for quick and effective delivery.. When you dont have enough vitamin B12 to maintain myelin, the result is a breakdown of the myelin sheath, called demyelination, which impairs your nervous system functioning. Vitamin B12 deficiency, or pernicious anemia, is a common cause of foot numbness, painful tingling, and other forms of nerve damage that occur when the myelin sheath become diminished.. To treat foot numbness caused by vitamin B12 deficiency, it is essential to replenish your vitamin B12 levels immediately. Many supplements like vitamin B12 shots, sublingual vitamin B12, or other over-the-counter (OTC) nonedible forms of vitamin B12 are effective for getting your vitamin B12 levels back to ...
Thiamine ( Vitamin B1) is an essential component to energy products, carbohydrate metabolism and nerve function at the cellular level.. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) assists with the production of cellular energy and helps to regenerate the liver while supporting normal cellular health.. Niacin (Vitamin B3) is important for the product of carbohydrates into an energy source. It can lower cholesterol and regulates blood sugar. *May cause niacin flush.. Pyridoxine HCL (Vitamin B6) is supportive to the cardiovascular and specifically blood vessels. It is assimilated when B12, magnesium and folic acid are present.. Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) prevents heart disease and birth defects. It must have B6 and B12 to work fully.. Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12) is essential for red blood cell production, immune function and nervous system function. It works with Vitamin B6 to support the cardiovascular system. You may have heard of pernicious anemia which is a lack of B12.. Biotin (Vitamin B7) helps to convert fats ...
Day1 of pulse 7 and, so far, i can feel the abxi! Which, i guess, is a good sign!. But, in truth, i wanted to post about vitamin B12, and, strangely, just saw Ricas response to a different post,, mentioning her intake of it.. I first contacted David Wheldoni after learning how similar the effects of pernicious anaemia are to MSi, including demyelinationi! I was sure I had it and that the blood readings saying my levels were fine were wrong. All my paternal relatives had or have it, and, based on symptoms, such as my Nana going totally white haired, at the age of 14, think it was in my maternal line also, but DW was the only one saying i could have it too. I followed his advice, tp take 20,000 mcg, sublingually, per day.and, within a week or two, felt, almodt, normal. Talking to my step daughter about her severe respitory problems, which she doesnt believe are caused by asthmai, i had a duh! Moment and re-started the huge B12 doses. Within days my orthostatic hypotension, which had become ...
Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Screening, Gastric Cancer Treatment, and Levels of Evidence for Cancer Screening and Prevention Studies are also available. Who Is at Risk? People at elevated risk for gastric cancer include elderly patients with atrophic gastritis or pernicious anemia, patients...
Vitamin B-12 deficiency anemia, including pernicious anemia. For milder cases of vitamin B-12 deficiency, treatment may involve changes to your diet and vitamin B-12 supplements in pill form or as a nasal spray. Your doctor may suggest vitamin B-12 injections, particularly if your vitamin B-12 deficiency is severe. At first, you may receive the shots as often as every other day. Eventually, youll need injections just once a month, which may continue for life, depending on your situation ...
Could be pernicious anemia, which is another auto-immune disease (has to do with the stomachs production of whatever enzyme metabolized vitamin B12), and CAN be treated, but which doesnt go away, and can be very disabling. Ask your doc about it. Natalie ._c- ---------------------------------------------------------- for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: [email protected] send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml ...
pernicious anaemia - wherever your immune process assaults nutritious cells as part of your tummy, blocking Your whole body from absorbing vitamin B12 within the food stuff you take in; this is the commonest explanation for vitamin B12 deficiency in britain an absence of these vitamins as part of your eating plan - This is certainly unheard of, but can come about Should you have get more info a vegan eating plan, comply with a trend diet regime or Have a very generally lousy food plan for some time medication - specified medications, such as anticonvulsants and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), can impact just how much of these vitamins your body absorbs Both of those vitamin B12 deficiency and folate deficiency tend to be more prevalent in more mature folks, affecting around one in ten men and women aged 75 or more than, and 1 in twenty persons aged 65 to 74 ...
Helps in treating pernicious anemia. Helps to produce red blood cells. Ingredients Each Tablet Contains: Medicinal ingredient: Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) ..
Vitamin B12 is used to deal with pernicious anemia, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, tinnitus, liver and kidney illness. This potent vitamin prevents memory loss, in sufferers struggling with Alzheimers disease. This potent vitamin might be taken in supplements, pictures or within the meals you eat to protect against IBS, coronary heart disease and diabetes.. Vitamin supplements, when taken each day, can bring about main enhancements in your life. Unfortunately, you might not find out about an important nutritional vitamins or one of the simplest ways to search out good dietary supplements. The next recommendation will show you how to determine which dietary supplements are most important for you.. Vitamin B9 is an essential vitamin for ladies. It would reduce hypertension, prevents coronary heart disease, and helps reduce reminiscence loss. Orange juice, eggs, melons, dark green greens and strawberries are all great meals which have excessive ranges … Read More. ...
However, mild B-12 deficiency is much more prevalent than previously thought. While severe deficiency leads to a myriad of problems, including neurologic deficits and memory loss, the mild one may only present itself with fatigue and "brain fog". The deficiency is often due not to poor diet but to impaired absorption of this vitamin by the stomach cells, called intrinsic cells. These cells, just like pancreatic cells in diabetes, can be attacked and destroyed by ones own immune system. This condition is called pernicious anemia, but the name is misleading since one may experience fatigue and other symptoms long before anemia will develop.. ...
Biotics B12 2000 provides 2000 mcg of B12. But also contains Folic acid and B6 . Homocysteine is a compound known to irritate blood vessels and to cause plaque formation and cardiovascular disease . A deficiency in any of these 3 vitamins can cause homocysteine to elevate.. B12 is important for nervous system health. A deficiency can cause pernicious anemia. Vegans or vegetarians are in need of this vitamin. But is has been found that more meat eaters are also suffering from B12 deficiency.. Folic Acid is mainly found in vegetables and is very important for the prevention of neural tube defects in children. So it is very important for the mother to have enough folic acid in the diet.. B6 is important for protein metabolism, immune system function, carpal tunnel, and the formation of neurotransmitters in the brain.. All three vitamins combined make a great supplement for cardiovascular and central nervous system.. Dosage: 1 a day. Ingredients: B12 2000 mcg, folic acid 800 mcg, B6 20 ...
Vitamin D supplementation should be used with caution in those with hypercalcemia or conditions that may lead to hypercalcemia such as hyperparathyroidism and those who form calcium-containing kidney stones. High doses of vitamin D can lead to elevated levels of calcium that reside in the blood and soft tissues. Bone pain, high blood pressure, formation of kidney stones, renal failure, and increased risk of heart disease can occur.. Prolonged use of iron salts may produce iron storage disease.. Folic acid, especially in doses above 0.1 mg daily, may obscure pernicious anemia, in that hematologic remission may occur while neurological manifestations remain progressive.. The use of folic acid doses above 1 mg daily may precipitate or exacerbate the neurological damage of vitamin B12 deficiency.. Avoid Overdosage. Keep out of the reach of children.. ...
This type of deficiency causes anemia in the body, which means the body doesnt have enough red blood cells. Certain conditions include Crohns disease, celiac disease, pernicious anemia, alcoholism and make it hard for the body to absorb enough of the vitamin. Lack of this essential vitamin can cause fatigue, and even in some severe cases paralysis and nerve damage. Treatment with a balanced diet or B12 supplements or shots brings levels back to normal.
The human immune system is amazing in its remarkable ability to determine what is "self" and what is "non-self," or in other words, what is a part of the body and what is foreign to the body. It is able to tag what is "non-self" so it can be destroyed and eliminated from the system. This enables it to get rid of harmful viruses, fungus, bacteria and parasites.. Unfortunately, the immune system can malfunction in its ability to distinguish between what belongs to the body and what doesnt. When this happens, the immune system starts tagging the bodys own tissues for destruction. Like an officer acting on bad information can accidently attack and kill his own troops in what is ironically called "friendly fire," important body tissues are tagged and destroyed, resulting in the serious health problems known as autoimmune disorders.. Some of the more common disorders that are thought to be autoimmune in nature are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, pernicious anemia, vitiligo, scleroderma, ...
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There are a number of clinical questions that our services receive that occur with a fair degree of regularity, a few examples:Is there any benefit in prescribing statins in the elderly?What is the frequency of vitamin b12 injections in pernicious anaemia?We answer these as best as the service can. However, we can only report on…
Autoimmune diseases are a collective group of disorders that plague nearly 50 million people in the United States today. When a person suffers from an autoimmune disease it means their own immune system is attacking the body and altering or destroying the tissues. Autoimmune diseases include things like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohns disease, pernicious anemia, multiple sclerosis, irritable. … Continue reading ...
Cancers of the stomach are rare and the incidence has been declining worldwide ... Stomach cancers usually occur due to fluctuations in acidity level and may present with vague symptoms of abdominal fullness, weight loss and pain ... The actual cause of stomach cancer is not known but has been linked to infection with Helicobacter pylori, pernicious anemia, Menetrieres disease, and nitrogenous preservatives in food ...
Smokers are twice as likely to develop pancreatic cancer as nonsmokers. Pancreatic cancer is more common in countries where the diet contains a large amount of fat and meat products. In contrast, high intake of dietary fiber appears to be protective. Extensive studies have failed to prove a definitive link between coffee intake and development of pancreatic cancer. Recent studies indicated that diabetes mellitus (especially recent onset of diabetes in an older patient) may be a risk factor. Chronic pancreatitis increases the risk. Some patients may have a genetic (familial) predisposition. Patients with pernicious anemia, and patients who have undergone partial gastrectomy, have an elevated risk. Predisposing environmental hazards include oil refining, paper manufacturing, and chemical manufacturing.. What is the estimated risk for pancreatic cancer among persons with hereditary pancreatitis (HP)? ...
As pernicious anemia often leads to infertility, B12 supplements can allow a woman to conceive. Traditional societies considered foods rich in B12 as important for fertility. B12 plays a key role in the development of new tissue; thus women who are deficient may not ovulate, or a fertilized egg may not develop, resulting in miscarriage. Prolonged B12 deficiency results in infertility. In one study, a woman who had suffered seven miscarriages before discovering her B12 deficiency went on to have three children once the problem was corrected. ...
Precautions: Folic acid especially in doses above 1.0 mg daily may obscure pernicious anemia (hematologic remission may occur while neurological manifestations remain progressive). Caution should be exercised to ensure that the prescribed dose of DHA does not exceed 1 gram (1,000 mg) per day. Since daily ingestion of more than 3 grams (3,000 mg) per day of omega-3 fatty acids (including alphalinolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)) from fish oils may have potential antithrombotic activities and may increase bleeding times, administration of DHA should be avoided in patients with inherited or acquired bleeding diatheses, including those taking anticoagulants ...
The partnership will launch in March during National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month with the reissuing of Smiths groundbreaking documentary, Beauty Does Lie: The Untold Stories of Autoimmune Diseases in a digital format. The film traces the lives of seven African American women living with various forms of autoimmune diseases including lupus, multiple sclerosis, Sjogrens syndrome, pernicious anemia and myasthenia gravis ...
Decreased: Excess body water (CHF, renal failure, small cell lung ... Decreased: Malnutrition, excessive vitamin D intake, pernicious anemia, zinc deficiency ... - A free PowerPoint PPT presentation (displayed as a Flash slide show) on PowerShow.com - id: 116445-OWFiZ
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOMFrom: Acufinder.com Autoimmune diseases are a group of disorders in which the immune system attacks the body and destroys or alters tissues. There are more than eighty serious chronic illnesses in this category including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Addisons disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease,: Read More. ...
The importance of the deficiency in gastric secretion in the etiology of pernicious anemia has been established by the work of Castle and his associates. It is
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Im not sure I will be of much assistance but Ill give it a shot. B12 is usually stored up in the body in large supplies so it takes a chronic shortage in the diet to end up being low on B12. One of the few ways to become low is to have pernicious anemia, were one cannot absorb B12 from the GI tract ...
Death claimed for its victim another elderly person when Miss Bertha Noack passed away on Tuesday morning, May 24th, following an illness of about three months. The cause being pernicious anemia. The deceased was aged 68 years, 10 months and two days. As Miss Noack never married she spent most of her younger days with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Noack. After their death she spent a few years with her brother, Matt. Noack, Jr., and the last seven years she spent with her brother-in-law, Henry Lisk and family where her death took place. She was a devoted member of the Evangelical church always willing to aid in time of need. Her death will be learned with regret by many. ... The funeral took place on Thursday, May 26th, at half-past one. A short service was held at the house, after which her remains were taken to the church where a large number gathered to pay last respect (sic) to the deceased. From here remains were taken ot the cemetery and laid to rest. Rev. C. R. Kauth ...
Death claimed for its victim another elderly person when Miss Bertha Noack passed away on Tuesday morning, May 24th, following an illness of about three months. The cause being pernicious anemia. The deceased was aged 68 years, 10 months and two days. As Miss Noack never married she spent most of her younger days with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Noack. After their death she spent a few years with her brother, Matt. Noack, Jr., and the last seven years she spent with her brother-in-law, Henry Lisk and family where her death took place. She was a devoted member of the Evangelical church always willing to aid in time of néed. Her death will be learned with regret by many. She leaves to mourn her (?) four brothers, Matthew and Albert of Killaloe, William of Tramore, August of Golden Lake, and one sister, Mrs. John Schlievert of Arnprior and many cousins, nephews and nieces. The funeral took place on Thursday, May 26th, at half-past one. A short service was held at the house, after ...
Liver Extracts: Extracts of liver tissue containing uncharacterized specific factors with specific activities; a soluble thermostable fraction of mammalian liver is used in the treatment of pernicious anemia.
Hello everyone. Up until last year I was an agnostic. I made up my mind when despite praying to god to help my dying mother, she passed away due to a genetic disorder (pernicious anemia) that was left
Minot-Murphy diet The use of large amounts of raw liver in the treatment of pernicious anaemia. First successes in the treatment of this disease occurred with this diet and led to development of liver extract for treatment. ...
This communication reports a patient with coincident myxoedema and pernicious anaemia, who subsequently developed polycythaemia when therapy was instituted for the two diseases.. The clinical similarities of pernicious anaemia and myxoedema (1, 2) and their occasional coexistence (2-7) have long been noted. Although a non-megaloblastic macrocytic anaemia which responds only to thyroid therapy is frequently observed in myxoedema (3, 8, 9), there are now well-authenticated case reports in which true pernicious anaemia and myxoedema were coexistent (3-7). The anaemic states in these patients did not respond to thyroid therapy until liver or vitamin B12 therapy had been added. It should ...
High specificity for pernicious anaemia. A positive result is sufficient to establish the diagnosis.. Sensitivity is low thus a negative result does not exclude the diagnosis of pernicious anaemia.. Type 1 (blocking) antibody prevents the attachment of vitamin B12 to intrinsic factor: present in 50-60% of patients with pernicious anaemia.. Type 2 (precipitating) antibody prevents attachment of the vitamin B12-intrinsic factor complex to ileal receptors: present in 30% of patients with pernicious anaemia, and only in those who also have Type 1 antibodies.. Immunoassay kits which rely on blocking function of antibodies are usually less sensitive.. ...
Pernicious anemia (PA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by atrophic gastritis and deficiency in intrinsic factor leading to impairment of vitamin B12 absorption in the ileum. Anemia is commonly found in rheumatoid arthritis (RA); however, PA is rarely found in RA. There are few reports describing patients with both conditions; none in Korea to date. We report on a case of a 46-year-old female who presented with hypesthesia and general weakness. She was previously diagnosed as seropositive RA with myelodysplastic syndrome. She had severely impaired sensation, especially for vibration and proprioception in all limbs. Subacute combined degeneration was observed on her magnetic resonance imaging and serum vitamin B12 level was very low. Further exam results were consistent with PA and her symptoms improved with cobalamin injection. This case demonstrates that PA should be considered in RA patients presenting with both central nervous system manifestations and anemia. ...
Vitamin B12 requires an intrinsic factor (a protein secreted by the stomach) to be absorbed. If there is a deficit of its absorption caused by a gastric involvement (usually 90% of cases is autoimmune), it can cause a decrease in the manufacture of intrinsic factor and vitamin B12 is not properly absorbed even when ingested in the necessary amounts. This malabsorption leads to a type of anemia called pernicious anemia.. Pernicious anemia is another type of megaloblastic anemia. It does not appear as a result of a deficit intake of vitamin B12, but the deficit is produced because an autoimmune disorder.. In contrast, megaloblastic anemia is caused by shortage of intake or absorption of two different vitamins, vitamin B9 or folic acid and / or vitamin B12, either one, the other or both.. Another type of anemia, macrocytic normochromic anemia,can be caused by a deficiency of vitamin B12, due to the combined action of abuse of alcohol intake.. In addition, cyanocobalamin or vitamin B12 is also ...
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Synonyms for Addison anemia in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for Addison anemia. 3 synonyms for pernicious anemia: malignant anaemia, malignant anemia, pernicious anaemia. What are synonyms for Addison anemia?
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8vo, pr. wrappers, in cloth folding-case. V.p., 1917-36. Offprints from various medical journals, of investigations that earned the 2 major authors the Nobel Prize in 1934. Introduction of raw liver diet in the treatment of pernicious amemia. This treatment ranks as one of the greatest modern advances in therapy. -- Garrison- Morton 3140. List available on request. Binding: Hardcover Language: English
... is a glycoprotein secreted by parietal (humans) or chief (rodents) cells of the gastric mucosa. In humans, it has an important role in the absorption of vitamin B12 (cobalamin) in the intestine, and failure to produce or utilize intrinsic factor results in the condition pernicious anemia. Dietary vitamin B12 is released from ingested proteins in the stomach through the action of pepsin and acid. It is rapidly bound by one of two vitamin B12-binding proteins that are present in gastric juice; at acid pH, these binding proteins have a greater affinity for the vitamin than does intrinsic factor. In the small intestine, pancreatic proteases digest the binding proteins, releasing vitamin B12 which then becomes bound to intrinsic factor. Finally, there are receptors for intrinsic factor on the ileal mucosa which bind the complex, allowing vitamin B12 to be absorbed into portal blood. In all mammals, vitamin B12 is necessary for maturation of erythrocytes, and a deficiency of this ...
An intrinsic factor is a substance secreted by the parietal cells of the stomach lining for the absorption of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin). Pernicious anemia results in the case of an autoantibody against the parietal cells and the intrinsic factor ...
Mouse anti human GIF, clone 139.1A11, recognises gastric intrinsic factor, a glycoprotein produced by parietal cells in the stomach. It pl
Thomas Addison (April 1793 - 29 June 1860) was a renowned 19th-century English physician and scientist. He is traditionally regarded as one of the "great men" of Guys Hospital in London. Among other pathologies, he discovered Addisons disease (a degenerative disease of the adrenal glands) and Addisonian anemia (pernicious anemia), a hematological disorder later found to be caused by failure to absorb vitamin B12. Thomas Addison was born in April 1793, but his exact birthdate is not known. He was born in Longbenton, near Newcastle upon Tyne, the son of Sarah and Joseph Addison, a grocer and flour dealer in Long Benton. He attended the local Thomas Rutter school and then went to the Royal Free Grammar School in Newcastle upon Tyne. He learned Latin so well that he made notes in Latin and spoke it fluently. Addisons father wanted him to become a lawyer, but he entered the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 1812 as a medical student. He became a member of the Royal Medical Society, which ...
Type A is usually due to autoimmune and affects the fundus and body. It is associated with circulating antibodies to parietal cells and intrinsic factor. It is seen in pernicious anemia, thyroid disease and diabetes. Maybe associated atrophy.. Associated with decreased basal acid secretion and hypergastrinemia + decreased intrinsic factor secretion.. Treatment. No specific therapy exists, symptomatic.. ...
Hydrochloric acid in the stomach works on tough foods such as fibrous meats, vegetables, and poultry. It digests protein, calcium, and iron. Without HCl, problems such as pernicious anemia, gastric carcinoma, congenital achlorhydria, and allergies can develop. Because stress, tension, anger, and anxiety before eating, as well as deficiencies of some vitamins (B complex primarily) and minerals, can all cause a lack of HCl, more of us are short of it than realize it. If you think that you have an overacid problem or heartburn, for which you are dosing yourself with an antacid such as Maalox, Di-Gel, Tums, Rolaids, or Alka-Seltzer, you are prgbably unaware that the symptoms of having too little acid are exactly the same as having too much, in which case the taking of antacids could be the worst possible thing for you to do ...
Vitamin B12 English | Español Summary Vitamin B12 or cobalamin plays essential roles in folate metabolism and in the synthesis of the citric acid cycle intermediate, succinyl-CoA. (More information) Vitamin B12 deficiency is commonly associated with chronic stomachinflammation, which may contribute to an autoimmune vitamin B12malabsorption syndrome called pernicious anemia and to a food-bound vitamin…
Abularrage CJ, Sidawy AN, White PW, Aidinian G, Dezee KJ, Weiswasser JM, Arora S. Effect of folic Acid and vitamins B6 and B12 on microcirculatory vasoreactivity in patients with hyperhomocysteinemia. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2007 Aug-Sep;41(4):339-45.. Adachi S, Kawamoto T, Otsuka M, Todoroki T, Fukao K. Enteral vitamin B12 supplements reverse postgastrectomy B12 deficiency. Ann Surg. 2000;232(2):199-201.. Alpert JE, Mischoulon D, Nierenberg AA, Fava M. Nutrition and depression: focus on folate. Nutrition. 2000;16:544-81.. Annibale B, Lahner E, Fave GD. Diagnosis and management of pernicious anemia. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2011;13(6):518-24.. Bauman WA, Shaw S, Jayatilleke E, Spungen AM, Herbert V. Increased intake of calcium reverses vitamin B12 malabsorption induced by metformin. Diabetes Care. 2000;13(9):1227-31.. Booth GL, Wang EE. Preventive health care, 2000 update: screening and management of hyperhomocysteinemia for the prevention of coronary artery disease events. The Canadian Task ...
There is a paper (R. A. Waterland and R. L. Jertle Transposable elements: targets for early nutritional effects on epignentic Gene regulation MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY August 23, 2003 pages 5293-300) that recounts a study in which yellow agouti mice were treated with a cocktail of folic acid, vitamin B12, choline and betaine as a dietary supplement resulting in changes in the methylation of DNA, with the sites located. Folic acid comes from "foliage." Somebody threw some leaves into sodium hydroxide, extracted some salts, purified them, neutralized them and separated an acid by that name. Medically folic acid is necessary for DNA production among other things. Lacking it produces an anemia because the red blood cells cannot be made easily. Vitamin B12 is also needed for cell reproduction and lacking it, or lacking the ability to absorb it also produces an anemia, "pernicious anemia." The lack also causes a kind of paralysis. Years ago, it was standard practice if a patient had a folic acid ...
The autoimmune destruction of a combination of the thyroid, the adrenals, and the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans, causing type 1 diabetes mellitus. It is often associated with failure of the ovaries (causing an early menopause), the parathyroids, and the parietal cells of the gastric glands (causing pernicious anaemia). M. B. Schmidt (1863-1949), German physician ...
Anemia: this is defined as the lack of hemoglobin in the blood. Anemia is actually not a disease is a symptom that arises from many causes and one of the more frequent is iron deficiency. Now Im going to leave a list of types of anemia and that make parra prevent these Anemia Hemolytic Anemia phosphate Deficiency Anemia iron deficiency Anemia Sickle Cell Anemia plastic Anemia Anemia pernicious Anemia megaloblastic anemia iron deficiency is a symptom that many people have it but some dont know it. Actually this happens by a lack of iron in the diet. Get all the facts and insights with Rio- Tinto Diamonds, another great source of information. One way to prevent it is, eating many vegetables and fruits since the iron appears in these. We can also combine with vitamin c. and this meat has iron too, especially beef. This has the highest content of iron. It is recommended not to take you or coffee after a meal because this does not allow that the body to absorb the iron. We must actually carry a ...
Looking for online definition of water diarrhea, hypokalemia, and achlorhydria (WDHA) syndrome in the Medical Dictionary? water diarrhea, hypokalemia, and achlorhydria (WDHA) syndrome explanation free. What is water diarrhea, hypokalemia, and achlorhydria (WDHA) syndrome? Meaning of water diarrhea, hypokalemia, and achlorhydria (WDHA) syndrome medical term. What does water diarrhea, hypokalemia, and achlorhydria (WDHA) syndrome mean?
A 59 year old white woman was seen urgently for assessment of a macrocytic anaemia. She had normal serum B-12 concentrations, confirmed on three occasions. She complained of progressively increasing lethargy, palpitations, and buzzing in the ears over about three months. She had a good, well balanced diet and was not a vegetarian. Apart from thyroxine, she was taking no regular medication. She said her father had had pernicious anaemia. On clinical examination the only clinically significant findings were a mild glossitis and pallor. A full blood count showed a substantial macrocytic anaemia and a mild reduction of the white cell count (figure). The blood film showed mild oval macrocytosis, occasional nucleated red cells, and some hypersegmented neutrophils. An urgent bone marrow examination showed megaloblastic haemopoiesis.. ...
View full article , The "real" diagnosis for food-cobalamin malabsorption syndrome is hypochlorhydria. Abstract. In naturopathic medicine, we sometimes use diagnoses that are not widely used by mainstream (conventional) medicine. One such diagnosis is hypochlorhydria, which refers to an increased gastric pH as a result of deficient hydrochloric acid (HCl) and pepsin secretion. Hypochlorhydria has occasionally been mentioned as a factor in certain medical conditions (e.g., pernicious anemia, alcoholism, and partial gastrectomies),1 but has received minimal recognition as a diagnostic consideration.. Authors: Jonathan Prousky, N.D., FRSH. Keywords:food-cobalamin malabsorption syndrome, hypochlorhydria, supplemental hydrochloric acid, pepsin. ...
Megaloblastic anaemia in childhood usually occurs as a result of dietary folate deficiency or, rarely, congenital disorders of vitamin B<sub>12</sub> metabolism. <br>We present a 2-year-old girl with megaloblastic anaemia and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, both of which proved responsive to pharmacological doses of thiamine. She was also found to have sensorineural hearing loss. <br>Also known as Rogers' syndrome, thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anaemia is the result of inactivating mutations in a gene encoding a thiamine transporter. <br>A clinical diagnosis is supported by characteristic bone marrow findings and can be confirmed by demonstrating apoptosis in skin fibroblasts cultured in thiamine-depleted medium. Where available, DNA sequencing is definitive. <br>There is rapid reticulocytosis after thiamine administration. We recommend a trial of therapy for megaloblastic anaemia not responding to folate and vitamin B|sub|12|/sub|, especially
If a pregnant woman has a known autoimmune thyroid disease (such as Hashimotos thyroiditis or Graves disease) or has another autoimmune disorder and thyroid involvement is suspected, then one or more of the thyroid antibodies may be ordered early in the pregnancy and then again near the end.. These tests are used to help the doctor determine whether the baby may be at risk of thyroid dysfunction since thyroid antibodies can cross the placenta and cause hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism in the fetus or newborn.. Thyroid antibody testing may also be ordered when a patient with another autoimmune disorder has symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and/or when she has reproductive difficulties that the doctor suspects may be associated with auto antibodies.. Mild to moderately elevated levels of thyroid antibodies may be found in a variety of thyroid and autoimmune disorders, such as thyroid cancer, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, pernicious anemia, and autoimmune collagen vascular diseases. ...
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) results from autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing â cells and is characterisedby the presence of insulitis and â-cell autoantibodies. Up to one third of patients develop an autoimmune polyglandular syndrome. Fifteen to 30% of T1DM subjects have autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimotos or Graves disease), 5 to 10% are diagnosed with autoimmune gastritis and/or pernicious anaemia (AIG /PA ), 4 to 9% present with coeliac disease (CD), 0.5% have Addisons disease(AD ), and 2 to 10% show vitiligo. These diseases are characterised by the presence of autoantibodies against thyroid peroxidase (for Hashimotos thyroiditis), TSH receptor (for Graves disease), parietal cell or intrinsic factor (for AIG /PA ), tissue transglutaminase (for CD), and 21-hydroxylase (for AD ). Early detection of antibodies and latent organ-specific dysfunction is advocated to alert physicians to take appropriate action in order to prevent full-blown disease. Hashimotos hypothyroidism may ...
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... What Is Pernicious Anaemia?. Pernicious anaemia occurs when the body fails to produce enough vitamin B12, ... The most obvious sign of anaemia is extreme tiredness. About pernicious anaemia. Pernicious anaemia is the result of a shortage ... What are the causes of pernicious anaemia?. Main causes. Pernicious anaemia is mainly the result of a deficiency in vitamin B12 ... Pernicious anaemias impact on the body. Individuals who suffer with pernicious anaemia typically experience tiredness and feel ...
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The Pernicious Anaemia Society (PAS) says patients are needlessly suffering.. Claire McDonald from Reading is one of those who ... Image caption Sufferers of pernicious anaemia receive top-up jabs of vitamin B12 on the NHS once every three months, but many ... Sufferers of pernicious anaemia, which causes memory loss, extreme fatigue and irrational behaviour, receive an NHS vitamin B12 ... Image caption Pernicious Anaemia Society founder Martyn Hooper says more needs to be done for patients who are "needlessly ...
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361 patients with pernicious anemia experience fatigue, pain, anxious mood, depressed mood, and insomnia and use Vitamin B12 ... Find the most comprehensive real-world symptom and treatment data on pernicious anemia at PatientsLikeMe. ... and Buprenorphine patch to treat their pernicious anemia and its symptoms. ... What is pernicious anemia?. Pernicious anemia is a decrease in red blood cells that occurs when the body cannot properly absorb ...
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Pernicious Anaemia of Pregnancy. Br Med J 1943; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.4281.105 (Published 23 January 1943) Cite ...
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Cancer and Pernicious Anaemia. Br Med J 1939; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.4117.1116 (Published 02 December 1939) Cite ...
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... *Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR William C. Shiel Jr., ... In addition to the pernicious anemia I am having severe lower back and leg pain. I have osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. ... Pernicious anemia is an immune disorder characterized by the production of antibodies to cells of the stomach (parietal cells) ... I was diagnosed with pernicious anemia. I received injections weekly and then monthly. I was told that I would have to have ...
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Mary Todd Lincoln May Have Had Pernicious Anemia. In a new book, a physician and scholar argues that a deficiency in vitamin ... Lincolns era: Pernicious anemia didnt even appear in English-language medical literature until 1874, eight years before she ... Few serious cases of pernicious anemia occur today, as blood tests can diagnose the condition early on and doctors can treat it ... In addition, the pernicious anemia could explain her irritability, and the delusions and hallucinations she increasingly ...
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Pernicious anemia is a type of anemia. The term "anemia" usually refers to a condition in which the blood has a lower than ... Pernicious anemia also can occur in younger people and other populations. Youre at higher risk for pernicious anemia if you:. ... Some people get pernicious anemia because they dont have enough vitamin B12 in their diets. This cause of pernicious anemia is ... Pernicious anemia is one of two major types of "macrocystic" or "megaloblastic" anemia. These terms refer to anemia in which ...
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The cause and treatment of pernicious anemia were discovered more than 80 years ago. Unfortunately, even today there still are ... pernicious anemia doesnt always cause anemia: In some people, it causes brain and spinal cord damage without causing anemia. ... This is called anemia.. There are many different causes of anemia. Severe, untreated B12 deficiency is called "pernicious" ... Symptoms of pernicious anemia tend to develop slowly and can be subtle. As the condition worsens, you may experience:. • ...
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Most of the pernicious anemia symptoms are linked to common anemia symptoms but there are some others that need to be looked ... Pernicious anemia is linked to anemia, which is a condition that affects the amount of red blood cells that the body is able to ... A fast heartbeat is also commonly noticed in patients with anemia.. Treating Pernicious Anemia. When the pernicious anemia ... Pernicious anemia is linked to anemia, which is a condition that affects the amount of red blood cells that the body is able to ...
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Pernicious Anemia. No, I did not have this. I assume they did a blood test to find this out. Pernicious Anemia has similar ...
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Anaemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anaemia)Anaemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anaemia)

A lack of this vitamin can lead to anaemia. We look at the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. ... Anaemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anaemia). The body needs access to vitamin B12 to produce red blood cells. A ... Anaemia due to a lack of vitamin B12 is also called pernicious anaemia. ... How is pernicious anaemia diagnosed? A blood sample is taken and sent off to the laboratory. An analysis of the red blood cells ...
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Learn more about Pernicious Anemia at West Hills Hospital DefinitionCausesRisk ... Pernicious anemia. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116294/Pernicious-anemia . ... Pernicious anemia is associated with problems absorbing vitamin B12. This vitamin is needed to make healthy RBCs. Over time the ... Pernicious anemia is more common in people over 50 years old, and in those of northern European or Scandinavian descent. ...
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Make research projects and school reports about Pernicious Anemia easy with credible articles from our FREE, online ... and pictures about Pernicious Anemia at Encyclopedia.com. ... pernicious anaemia See anaemia, pernicious. Cite this article ... Pernicious Anemia. Definition. Pernicious anemia is a disease in which the red blood cells are abnormally formed, due to an ... Pernicious anemia occurs in equal numbers in both men and women. Most patients with pernicious anemia are older, usually over ...
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Alternative names for pernicious anemia are vitamin B12 deficiency (malabsorption), Addisons anemia, and congenital pernicious ... Pernicious anemia is caused by a deficiency of vitamin B12, which is needed for normal production of red blood cells. It is ... the condition is described as pernicious anemia. The term pernicious was adopted many years ago when there was no effective ... In most cases, there are no early signs of pernicious anemia. As the disorder progresses, there may be shortness of breath and ...
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SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HEMOSIDEROSIS OF PERNICIOUS ANEMIA. Philip D. McMaster, Peyton Rous, Louise C. Larimore ... The selective deposition of hemosiderin in the liver parenchyma during pernicious anemia does not constitute evidence that ...
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Pernicious Anemia, including signs and symptoms; conditions that suggest it; contributing risk factors. ... Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia could instead be:. Aging. Alzheimers Disease Pernicious Anemia can be mistaken for ... Risk factors for Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia:. Autoimmune. Chronic Thyroiditis Pernicious anemia is more common in ... Pernicious Anemia: Overview. Alternative names: Terms related to megaloblastic anemia include: pernicious anemia, megaloblastic ...
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Pernicious Anemia with Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: A Case Report and Literature ReviewPernicious Anemia with Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: A Case Report and Literature Review

... Sri Lakshmi Hyndavi Yeruva, Raj Pal ... we identified an autoimmune hemolytic anemia and a concomitant pernicious anemia. The concurrence of both these hematological ... Pernicious anemia is a common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency. Here, we discuss a case of a young woman who presented with ... severe anemia along with a history of iron deficiency anemia. After a review of her clinical presentation and laboratory data, ...
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  • She points out Mrs. Lincoln's enormous energy (not typical of sufferers of pernicious anemia, though the disease is progressive) and said that recently found letters suggest the first lady may have been taking too much chloral hydrate to help her sleep, which might explain some of her mental problems. (history.com)
  • Type of anemia characterized by defective red blood cell production, the presence of mega-loblasts in the bone marrow, and deterioration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord. (dmoztools.net)
  • There are also links to memory loss and concentration problems when it comes to anemia, due to a lack of oxygen to the brain. (womenhealthzone.com)
  • One of the most dangerous symptoms of having anemia is heart failure since it is unable to get the amount of oxygen that it needs. (womenhealthzone.com)
  • The selective deposition of hemosiderin in the liver parenchyma during pernicious anemia does not constitute evidence that there is a hemolytic cause for the disease located in the portal region. (rupress.org)
  • The British National Formulary, which sets guidelines for the use of vitamin B12 in pernicious anaemia, said the practice was based on the best available evidence base. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Pernicious anemia seems to run in families, so that anyone with a relative diagnosed with the disease has a greater likelihood of developing it as well. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Eating extra yeast also seemed to relieve the symptoms of pernicious anemia , but the neurological symptoms of this disease either were not resolved or appeared later on, confirming some doctors' feelings that there were two different problems involved. (diagnose-me.com)
  • Please do NOT just accept that you have Pernicious Anemia, get B12 shots and go on your way- you need to figure out WHY you are not absorbing- and the VERY likely answer that your doctor is VERY likely to miss- is that you have Celiac Disease or Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. (easy-immune-health.com)
  • Doctors are rarely interested in WHY you have macrocytic anemia and low protein levels with gastrointestinal problems. (easy-immune-health.com)