NCLEX Review: Pernicious Anemia

Pernicious Anemia is an autoimmune disorder in which the body does not produce enough healthy red blood cells due to its inability to absorb vitamin B12. As you prepare to take the NCLEX exam, take a few moments to join us in this video as we discuss the meaning of pernicious, history of the disease, what causes the condition and what happens when vitamin B12 is consumed in patients with pernicious anemia. For the NCLEX test, you will also need to know what happens to the body when it does not get enough B12, the signs and symptoms of pernicious anemia, what neurological symptoms the condition can cause and how to diagnose and treat the condition.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: January 12, 2021