pernicious anaemia


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pernicious anaemia

n
(Pathology) a form of anaemia characterized by lesions of the spinal cord, weakness, sore tongue, numbness in the arms and legs, diarrhoea, etc: associated with inadequate absorption of vitamin B12
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Noun1.pernicious anaemia - a chronic progressive anemia of older adults; thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12)
megaloblastic anaemia, megaloblastic anemia - anemia characterized by many large immature and dysfunctional red blood cells (megaloblasts) in the bone marrow; associated with pernicious anemia
metaplastic anaemia, metaplastic anemia - pernicious anemia in which the various formed elements in the blood are changed
anemia, anaemia - a deficiency of red blood cells
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pernicious anaemia

n (Med) → perniziöse Anämie
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Her life was not without its own heartache, having lost her only child Douglas to pernicious anaemia - a disease where you do not produce enough red blood cells - when he was just 29, in 1910.
He had rheumatoid arthritis and suffered pernicious anaemia last year.
They are, therefore, advised to take supplements of this vitamin to prevent pernicious anaemia.Vegetarians can use a variety of fresh and colourful ingredients, and vegetarian seasonings like herbs, spices and vegetable stock with different cooking methods to make their dishes nutritious, attractive and tasty.
For example, we used to think that deficiencies of vitamin B-12 were rare except among strict vegetarians or people with an autoimmune disease called pernicious anaemia.
Martyn Hooper, from the Pernicious Anaemia Society, said: "There are long-term health effects of laughing gas.
[2] In regards to the possible explanations for the increased incidence of gastric cancer in blood group A individuals, Roberts et al proposed that individuals with blood group A were more susceptible to pernicious anaemia, compared with non-A blood group individuals.
* paraesthesias, peripheral neuropathy, ataxia and loss of vibration sense, and proprioception in pernicious anaemia.
Dey, "Association of acquired thrombotic thrombocytopaenic purpura in a patient with pernicious anaemia," BMJ Case Reports, 2015.
The IgG and IgM paraproteinemia of the kappa type as well as IgA myeloma have been linked with pernicious anaemia [1-3].
It's believed that a significant amount of us could be lacking in this complex vitamin, possibly resulting in fatigue, anaemia and low mood and depression, while for some people, a major deficiency (which isn't always just linked to diet but could, for example, be due to an autoimmune condition called pernicious anaemia) could lead to serious long-term complications, affecting heart health, fertility and nervous system function.
There are several causes of B12 Deficiency including diet (B12 is only found in animal products so that makes strict Vegans vultnerable), Intestinal Parasites, some Modern Medicines (Proton Pump Inhibitors, Contraceptive Pill, Metformin etc.), Ileostomy, Age-related Atrophic Gastritis and Autoimmune Metaplastic Atrophic Gastritis which is more commonly known as Pernicious Anaemia. Consequently, the lifestyles and demographics of individual communities will have a bearing on how prevalent B12 Deficiency is among the population but the figures involved are huge.
Just as Mrs Crawley realised she loved him, Lord Skullhead Merton was diagnosed with incurable pernicious anaemia. But, phew, the doctors were wrong, and they both lived happily ever after.