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The which they participate cannot occur because of the B12 deficiency order 80 mg inderal with mastercard. This will therefore radioactivity in the urine sample is com- lead to a functional folate deficiency buy discount inderal 80mg on-line, even though total levels of folate are nor- pared with the input radioactivity, and the mal. A folate deficiency (whether functional or actual) will lead to megaloblastic difference represents the amount of B12 anemia caused by an inability of blood cell precursors to synthesize DNA and absorbed through the digestive tract. This leads to large, partially replicated cells being released into the blood to attempt to replenish the cells that have died. Folate deficiencies Folate deficiencies frequently also have been linked to an increased incidence of neural-tube defects, such as occur in individuals with chronic spina bifida, in mothers who become pregnant while folate deficient. A number of factors are involved: inadequate dietary intake of folate; direct damage to intestinal cells and brush border enzymes, which interferes with absorption of dietary folate; a defect in the enterohepatic circulation, which reduces the absorption of folate; liver damage causing THE WAITING ROOM decreased hepatic production of plasma pro- teins; and interference with kidney resorp- After resection of the cancer in his large intestine and completion of a tion of folate. His colon was completely normal, with excellent healing at the site of Jean Ann Tonich, a bone marrow aspirate was performed. His physician expressed great optimism about a cure of Colin’s greater than normal number of red and previous malignancy but cautioned him about the need for regular colonoscopic white blood cell precursors, most of which examinations over the next few years. Bea Twelvlow, a 75-year-old woman, went to see her physician because These hematopoietic precursor cells of a numbness and tingling in her arms. A diet history indicated a normal when exposed to too little folate and/or vita- and healthy diet, but Bea was not taking any supplemental vitamin pills. Hence, the megaloblastic cells tend to B12 levels did indicate a deficiency, but the results of a Schilling test were normal. Megaloblastic erythroid progenitors are usually destroyed in the bone marrow The initial laboratory profile, determined when Jean Ann Tonich first pre- (although some reach the circulation). Thus, sented to her physician with evidence of early alcohol-induced hepatitis, marrow cellularity is often increased but pro- included a hematologic analysis that showed that Jean Ann was anemic.