Q: About a patient with anemia


parietal cells

parietal cells



Question N-06:  A 45 year-old patient presents with severe pallor, peripheral neuropathy and psychosis. Lab tests show:  severe anemia, MCV (Mean Corpuscular Volume) = 140 fl (Reference range: 80-100 fl), WBC and platelets low, and presence of antibodies to intrinsic factor, produced by parietal cells.


This anemia is caused in this patient by a deficit of:


a)     Ascorbate


b)     Cobalamine


c)      Folate


d)     Iron


e)     Niacine


f)       Thiamine




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