Advanced Patho Week 7 Responses.docx - Response 1 to Caitlin Harris Iron Deficiency Anemia is diagnosed by the results of a blood test that includes a

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Response # 1 to Caitlin Harris Iron Deficiency Anemia is diagnosed by the results of a blood test that includes a complete blood count (CBC). The primary cause of iron deficiency anemia is chronic blood loss, dietary iron deficiency, or disruption of the iron metabolism or iron cycle (Huether & McCance, 2017). Thank you for your insightful post on pernicious anemia. It is common for patients who either have pernicious anemia or have a first degree relative with the disorder, are frequently determined to have autoimmune illnesses. Pernicious anemia patients are regularly likewise determined to have diabetes type 1, autoimmune thyroiditis, and rheumatoid arthritis (Zulfiqar & Andres, 2017). Patients with pernicious anemia are additionally at an increased risk of being diagnosed with gastric cancer because of the reduced level of B-12 in their bodies; in this way, a lifetime of B-12 supplementation is essential (Gilbert, 2017). References Gilbert, L. (2017). Diagnosis and treatment of pernicious anemia. Practice Nurse, 47(4), 20- 23.
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