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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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Treating Pernicious Anaemia during COVID-19

Testing for Pernicious Anaemia

Testing for Pernicious AnaemiaAs soon as the Pernicious Anaemia Society was formed it became obvious that some, though not all patients faced a long journey in being diagnosed quickly and accurately. And the results of the members’ survey showed that one-third had...

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Treating Pernicious Anaemia during COVID-19

Symptoms Checklist

Symptoms Checklist Three things to bear in mind when discussing the symptoms of Pernicious Anaemia Firstly, the symptoms are insidious in that they develop over many years. This means that some patients will attribute their symptoms to advancing age or a busy modern...

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