Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia: Causes
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Folic acid is one of the B vitamins. It helps produce red blood cells. Low levels of folic acid (also called folate) in the body decrease production of red blood cells and cause folic acid deficiency anemia .
Causes of folic acid deficiency anemia include:
Other Works Consulted
- Andres E (2015). Pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias. In ET Bope et al., eds., Conn's Current Therapy 2015, pp. 878-881. Philadelphia: Saunders.
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