Blood Disorders - Blood Disorders Laura Davis HCA/240 July...

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Blood Disorders Laura Davis HCA/240 July 25, 2010 Amy, a 4-year-old Caucasian female, has been complaining of being tired all the time. She is pale and a picky eater. Her mother is a single mom with a small budget to feed a large family. Amy only eats pasta, breads, and hot dogs, and drinks only artificial fruit punch. I believe that Amy has Pernicious Anemia otherwise known as Vitamin B12 anemia. Some of the symptoms that Amy is experiencing are the same as this anemia which are weakness, fatigue and pale appearance. Pernicious anemia is generally caused by inadequate diet. B12 vitamin is essential is the production of red blood cells; Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. The diagnosis pernicious anemia is relatively simple. The doctor does a physical examination as well as blood work to determine the amount of B12 and Folic Acid in the system. Many of the symptoms of pernicious mimic that of a person with a folic acid anemia also. A person that has a diagnosis of pernicious anemia is also at a higher risk for stomach cancer. The treatment of pernicious anemia is relatively simple also. A B12 supplement might be all that is needed to
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2010 for the course HEALTH CAR HCA/240 taught by Professor Judyaycock during the Spring '10 term at Phoenix School of Law.

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