Sleep Disorder And Pernicious Anemia

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Definition

Pernicious anemia is a decrease in red blood cells that occurs when the body cannot properly absorb vitamin B12 from the gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin B12 is necessary for the proper development of red blood cells.

Pernicious anemia is a type of megaloblastic anemia.

See also: Anemia


Alternative Names

Macrocytic achylic anemia; Congenital pernicious anemia; Juvenile pernicious anemia; Vitamin B12 deficiency (malabsorption)


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

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