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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 307-310

Megaloblastic anemia - A clinical spectrum and a hematological profile: The day-to-day public health problem


Department of Pathology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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S Srikanth
Department of Pathology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.182497

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Aims and Objectives: To know the various parameters and diagnostic approach of megaloblastic anemia. To know the age incidence and sex ratio. Materials and Methods: A hospital-based retrospective and prospective study was done for a period of 1-year. Totally, 21 cases were analyzed, and we correlated signs, symptoms, and hematological investigations. Results: Totally, 21 children with megaloblastic anemia in the above said period were studied. The patients age group was ranged from 2 months to 15 years. Megaloblastic anemia was observed in all the cases. Conclusion: Megaloblastic anemia is one of the common causes of undiagnosed anemia, and the treatment is simple and easily affordable. If left untreated, it can lead to morbidity both because of anemia and attendant neurological involvement.


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