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Megaloblastic anemia is a decrease in the amount of oxygen-carrying
substance (hemoglobin) found in red blood cells. A person with this condition
has low numbers of abnormally large, immature red blood cells that do not
Megaloblastic anemia can be caused by a folic acid deficiency or
vitamin B12 deficiency.
Medical care for megaloblastic anemia is based on identifying and
treating the cause of the anemia.
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Joseph O'Donnell, MD - Hematology, Oncology
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