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Pediatric Anemia (Megaloblastic or Pernicious)

What You Need to Know

In megaloblastic anemia, there is a decrease in red blood cells. The cells are too large and may be abnormally shaped.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Providers Who Treat Anemia (Megaloblastic or Pernicious)


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Departments that Treat Anemia (Megaloblastic or Pernicious)

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Blood Disorders (Hematology)

From sickle cell disease to histiocyte disorders, Children's National delivers expert care for any blood disorder diagnosis.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Whether your child needs a simple blood test or more advanced laboratory procedure, we understand it can be a frightening experience for a child and difficult for parents.

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Blood and Marrow Transplant

Our blood and bone marrow disease experts provide advanced transplant procedures for children and teenagers.

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