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pernicious anaemia

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
pernicious anaemiaperˌnicious aˈnaemia noun [uncountable] medical  MIa severe form of anaemia (=too few red blood cells in the blood)
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pernicious anaemiaThese patients had been treated earlier for pernicious anaemia in the same hospital between 1972 and 1985.In association with endocrine cell hyperplasia, gastric carcinoid tumours have been observed in 1-7% of pernicious anaemia patients screened by gastroscopy.These patients were characterised by an early onset and long duration of pernicious anaemia.In this study we evaluated the findings of follow up gastroscopies performed three years after primary gastroscopic screening of pernicious anaemia patients.The need for gastroscopic follow up of pernicious anaemia patients is therefore still debated.It has long been known that pernicious anaemia predisposes to development of gastric adenocarcinoma.More recent findings indicate that hypergastrinaemia associated with pernicious anaemia leads to hyperplasia of fundic endocrine cells.Similar findings were also reported by Sjöblom etal studying patients with pernicious anaemia.
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