Key Points About Megaloblastic Anemia in Children
- In megaloblastic anemia, there is a decrease in red blood cells. The cells are too large and may be abnormally shaped.
- Having too little of the vitamins folic acid or B-12 are common causes of megaloblastic anemia.
- The symptoms of megaloblastic anemia are like other types of anemia, such as tiredness and pale skin.
- Megaloblastic anemia from vitamin deficiencies is treated by taking folate or B-12 supplements and eating more foods with these vitamins.
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