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Cobalamin News Summer 2020

Cobalamin News Summer 2020

Cobalamin News - Pernicious Anaemia Society Newsletter Summer 2020Contents COVID-19 and Pernicious Anaemia Survey: The Impact of Covid-19 on the treatment of Pernicious Anaemia in the UK Lobbying Continues Fundraising Report Research Update CluB12UK Member Support...

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Treating Pernicious Anaemia during COVID-19

Treating Pernicious Anaemia during COVID-19

Treating Pernicious Anaemia during COVID-19 A Guide for DoctorsThe Pernicious Anaemia Society is fully supportive of any measures taken to reduce the risk of health care professionals contracting the Covid-19 virus. Guidance advising reduced treatment for...

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Treating Pernicious Anaemia during COVID-19

Methylmalonic acid (MMA)

Methylmalonic acid (MMA)What is MMA? Methylmalonic acid is an organic acid of which the blood levels are usually raised in case of a B12 deficiency. Adenosylcobalamin – one of the two active forms of B12 – is a cofactor of the enzyme L-methylmalonyl-CoA- mutase, which...

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Treating Pernicious Anaemia during COVID-19

Testing B12 during treatment

Testing B12 during treatmentWe often hear of individual doctors, and some nurses, who believe that the patient with Pernicious Anaemia should have his or her B12 levels monitored when they are being treated with replacement therapy injections of B12. The main reason...

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