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Which of the following electrolyte imbalance can occur in the treatment of pernicious anemia? (PNQ)



A Hypokalemia
B Hyperkalemia

C Hypocalcemia
D Hypercalcemia

Ans. A

Hypokalemia

Complication of B12 replacement therapy

1. Hypokalemia 2. It may precipitate Iron deficiency anemia.

Extra Edge: (Ref. Hari- 18th ed., Pg.- 868)

1. Selective Malabsorption of Cobalamin with Proteinuria (Imerslund Syndrome: Congenital Cobalamin Malabsorption; Autosomal Recessive Megaloblastic Anemia, MGA1)

2. This autosomally recessive disease is the most common cause of megaloblastic anemia due to cobalamin deficiency in infancy in Western countries.

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