Anemia discussion

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?