Pernicious anaemia

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Pernicious anaemia Pernicious anaemia is one of many types of the larger family of megaloblastic anaemias. Symptoms Pernicious anaemia presents insidiously, and many of the signs and symptoms are due to anaemia itself. Common symptoms of Pernicious anaemia include:- Tiredness and lethargy Headache Weight loss Chest pain Breathlessness Dizziness Tingling sensations in the extremities Paraesthesia A smooth, sore, red tongue with a reduced ability to taste Diarrhoea Depression Visual disturbance (rare) Causes Pernicious anaemia is caused by a deficiency of vitamin B12, a water soluble vitamin that is found in many foods thanks to the biosynthesis of simple organisms such as algae and bacteria. Vitamin B12 is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially affecting DNA synthesis and regulation. Without it Red Blood Cells fail to develop properly leading to poor oxygen transport. The body absorbs Vitamin B12 through a complex mechanism outline below:-
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