Megaloblastic anemia

Common Name(s)

Megaloblastic anemia, Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome

Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome (IGS) is a rare condition characterized by vitamin B12 deficiency, often causing megaloblastic anemia. IGS usually appears in childhood. Other features may include failure to thrive, infections, and neurological damage. Mild proteinuria (with no signs of kidney disease) is present in about half of affected individuals. IGS is caused by mutations in either the CUBN or AMN gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Treatment includes life-long vitamin B12 injections, with which affected individuals can stay healthy for decades.
 

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The terms "Megaloblastic anemia" returned 96 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comment on: Bilateral macular hemorrhage due to megaloblastic anemia: A rare case report.
 

Author(s): Neha Goel

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;64(12):947.

 

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2017

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Comparative Assessment of Vitamin-B12, Folic Acid and Homocysteine Levels in Relation to p53 Expression in Megaloblastic Anemia.
 

Author(s): Manish K Yadav, Nandini M Manoli, SubbaRao V Madhunapantula

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Megaloblastic anemia (MBA), also known as macrocytic anemia, is a type of anemia characterized by decreased number of RBCs as well as the presence of unusually large, abnormal and poorly developed erythrocytes (megaloblasts), which fail to enter blood circulation due to their larger ...

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2016

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Megaloblastic Anemia with Ring Sideroblasts is not Always Myelodysplastic Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Neha Chopra Narang, Mrinalini Kotru, Kavana Rao, Meera Sikka

Journal: Turk J Haematol. 2016 Dec;33(4):358-359.

 

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2016

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The terms "Megaloblastic anemia" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Laboratory testing for cobalamin deficiency in megaloblastic anemia.
 

Author(s): Matthew J Oberley, David T Yang

Journal: Am. J. Hematol.. 2013 Jun;88(6):522-6.

 

Cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency is a common cause of megaloblastic anemia in Western populations. Laboratory evaluation of megaloblastic anemia frequently includes the assessment of patient cobalamin and folate status. Current total serum cobalamin measurements are performed in ...

Last Updated: 22 May 2013

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Megaloblastic anemia and other causes of macrocytosis.
 

Author(s): Florence Aslinia, Joseph J Mazza, Steven H Yale

Journal: Clin Med Res. 2006 Sep;4(3):236-41.

 

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2006

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Megaloblastic anemia associated with psoriasis: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): A Iwama, A Miwa, T Suzuki, H Ema, T Suda, S Sakamoto, Y Miura

Journal: Intern. Med.. 1992 Jan;31(1):127-30.

 

A 68-yr-old male with severe psoriasis developed megaloblastic anemia due to folate deficiency 3 months after the cessation of low-dose methotrexate therapy. The mechanism of megaloblastic anemia in this case was suggested to be multifactorial. The case report and a review of megaloblastic ...

Last Updated: 28 May 1992

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