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Pediatric Anemia (Megaloblastic or Pernicious)

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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