Megaloblastic anaemia in Zimbabwe: the pernicious anaemias
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This study of 16 patients with pernicious anaemia (PA) (9 males and 7 females); serves as further evidence that the disease is not as infrequent in Africans as the literature stressing its rarity in the past appears to have suggested. The age-old preconceptions about racial incidence; age of onset; and absence of adequate laboratory facilities particularly in the African setting have hitherto greatly contributed to under-diagnosis of this disorder in Africans.
CitationEast Afr Med J. 1990 Jul;67(7):501-6
University of NairobiDepartment of Haematology and Blood Transfusion
- Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)