Medical News Today: How do you know if you have pernicious anemia?

Pernicious anemia is a condition where there is a lack of red blood cells. A vitamin B-12 deficiency causes it when the body is unable to absorb this nutrient effectively. Tiredness, shortness of breath, slow reflexes, and pale skin are among the symptoms. Find out here how doctors treat this immune system problem.
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This study assessed whether the AG patients with vitamin B12 deficiency (B12D/AG patients) had significantly higher frequencies of anemia, hematinic deficiencies, hyperhomocysteinemia, and serum gastric parietal cell antibody (GPCA) positivity than healthy control subjects.MethodsThe blood hemoglobin (Hb) and serum iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, homocysteine, and GPCA levels in 56 B12D/AG patients and 532 healthy control subjects were measured and compared.ResultsWe found that 56 B12D/AG patients had significantly lower mean blood Hb and serum iron levels as well as significantly higher mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and me...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
The unnamed 64-year-old was seen by doctors in Singapore. The man was diagnosed with pernicious anaemia, where a person has low levels of red blood cells due to a deficiency in vitamin B12.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study assessed whether all AG patients with iron deficiency (so-called ID/AG patients) had iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and evaluated whether the ID/AG patients had significantly higher frequencies of anemia, hematinic deficiencies, hyperhomocysteinemia, and serum gastric parietal cell antibody (GPCA) positivity than healthy control subjects.MethodsThe blood hemoglobin (Hb) and serum iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, homocysteine, and GPCA levels in 180 ID/AG patients and 532 healthy control subjects were measured and compared.ResultsWe found that 180 ID/AG patients had significantly lower mean corpuscular volume (MCV) a...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study assessed whether all AG patients with iron deficiency (so-called ID/AG patients) had iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and evaluated whether the ID/AG patients had significantly higher frequencies of anemia, hematinic deficiencies, hyperhomocysteinemia, and serum gastric parietal cell antibody (GPCA) positivity than healthy control subjects. METHODS: The blood hemoglobin (Hb) and serum iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, homocysteine, and GPCA levels in 180 ID/AG patients and 532 healthy control subjects were measured and compared. RESULTS: We found that 180 ID/AG patients had significantly lower mean corpuscula...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research
VITAMIN B12 is a nutrient found in some foods and being deficient in the vitamin is a worldwide problem. Pernicious anaemia is a condition which the body can ’t make enough healthy red blood cells because it doesn’t have enough vitamin B12. What are the six signs you may have pernicious anaemia?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
VITAMIN B12 is the water-soluble vitamin that plays an essential role in the production of red blood cells. Lacking in the vitamin could cause a number of signs in the body. What are the five main symptoms that could mean you have pernicious anaemia?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In 1919, death from pernicious anemia was common, with 0.5% to 1% of deaths attributable to the disease.1 Establishing this diagnosis without modern laboratory testing was challenging. Disseminating Mayo Clinic ’s knowledge relied on textbooks and could not easily keep pace with rapidly evolving medical knowledge.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
This study assessed whether the AG patients with hyperhomocysteinemia had significantly higher frequencies of anemia, hematinic deficiencies, and serum gastric parietal cell antibody (GPCA) positivity than AG patients without hyperhomocysteinemia or healthy control subjects.MethodsThe blood hemoglobin (Hb) and serum iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, homocysteine, and GPCA levels in 127 AG patients with hyperhomocysteinemia, 937 AG patients without hyperhomocysteinemia, and 532 healthy control subjects were measured and compared.ResultsWe found that 127 AG patients with hyperhomocysteinemia had significantly higher frequencies...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study assessed whether the AG patients with hyperhomocysteinemia had significantly higher frequencies of anemia, hematinic deficiencies, and serum gastric parietal cell antibody (GPCA) positivity than AG patients without hyperhomocysteinemia or healthy control subjects. METHODS: The blood hemoglobin (Hb) and serum iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, homocysteine, and GPCA levels in 127 AG patients with hyperhomocysteinemia, 937 AG patients without hyperhomocysteinemia, and 532 healthy control subjects were measured and compared. RESULTS: We found that 127 AG patients with hyperhomocysteinemia had significantly hi...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research
VITAMIN B12 deficiency is a common condition that could manifest to neurological and even psychiatric disorders. A worrying cause of the vitamin deficiency could cause pernicious anaemia. These are the five warning signs you could be developing the condition.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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