Answer the following questions regarding pernicious anemia in a 2-pages Word document:
- What causes pernicious anemia?
- What’s the pathophysiology associated with the body’s response to this disease process?
- What are the technical terms that describe an anemia with high MCV and normal MCH? (aka. Macrocytic normochromic anemia)
- Why should a Nurse Practitioner (NP) ask the patient about paresthesia and ataxia?
- Why did the NP prescribe vitamin B12 by intramuscular injection rather than orally?