Dr. Rathivika sundar, MBBS, MRCP (UK) fellowship in infectious diseases

Telemedicine Department


Pernicious anaemia – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Pernicious anaemia is the decrease in red blood cells due to the inability of the body to absorb vitamin B12. The lack of vitamin B12 can be due to dietary deficiency of the vitamin or due to decreased absorption of the vitamin from the gastrointestinal tract. In pernicious anaemia, impaired absorption is due to the lack of Intrinsic Factor (IF).

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