Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia .doc - Disorder Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia Definition Folic Acid deficiency that results in anemia ANEMIA RESULTING FROM

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Disorder: Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia Definition: Folic Acid deficiency that results in anemia ANEMIA RESULTING FROM DECREASED PRODUCTION OF RBC Signs and Symptoms ‘Rule In’ (How did we diagnosis?) Treatments: (include nutrition, meds, radiation, surgery etc.) Teaching Other Manifestation similar to B12 deficiency EXCEPT CNS stays intact/normal. Prevention begins by identifying high-risk pt: -Older adults -People w/ alcoholism -Pt. at risk for malnutrition
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Unformatted text preview: -Pt. w/ increased folic acid intake MANAGED with scheduled folic acid replacement therapy. Poor nutrition : diet lacking in greens, liver, yeast, citrus fruits, beans, and nuts = most common cause Malabsorption: (CHRON’s DISEASE) second most common cause. Anticonvulsants & oral contraceptives: contribute to folic acid deficiency/anemia *Common causes: poor nutrition, malabsorption, & drugs....
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  • Spring '14
  • JacquelynJordan
  • Nursing, Folic acid, Vitamin B12, Megaloblastic Anemia, Folic acid deficiency anemia, folic acid deficiency

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