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Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia

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Introduction
Vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia or folate deficiency anaemia occur when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells.
Symptoms of vitamin B12 or folate anaemia
Symptoms of each type of anaemia vary depending on the underlying cause of the condition.
Causes of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia
Vitamin B12 deficiency and folate deficiency can be caused by a number of different factors which affect the body’s ability to produce functioning red blood cells.
Diagnosing vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia
A diagnosis of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia can usually be made based on your symptoms and the results of a blood test.
Treating vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia
The treatment for vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia will depend on what is causing the condition.
Complications of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia
In some cases, vitamin B12 or folate deficiency can lead to complications, particularly if you have been deficient in vitamin B12 or folate for some time.
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