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.
folic acid deficiency anemia include:
Other Works ConsultedAndres E (2015). Pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias. In ET Bope et al., eds., Conn's Current Therapy 2015, pp. 878-881. Philadelphia: Saunders.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJoseph O'Donnell, MD - Hematology, Oncology
Current as ofOctober 13, 2016
Current as of:
October 13, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Joseph O'Donnell, MD - Hematology, Oncology
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