Pernicious anemia also called as Addisons anemia. It is a form of megaloblastic anemia that happens when a persons body is unable to absorb vitamin B12 from their gastrointestinal tract. Pernicious anemia is also known as Congenital Pernicious Anemia, Megaloblastic Anemia and Combined Systems Disease. Pernicious anemia involves a decrease in red blood cells due to the lack of absorption of vitamin B12, a nutrient which is required in order to develop these cells. The progression of pernicious anemia is slow. It may be difficult to recognize the symptoms because you may have become used to not feeling well. Common symptoms include:
- chest pain
- weight loss
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