Treatments for Megaloblastic Pernicious Anemia in Children

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Patients with Megaloblastic pernicious anemia are treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center through the Blood Disorders Center, an integrated pediatric hematology and oncology partnership between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Treatment usually involves your child taking an oral dietary folic acid supplement for at least two to three months. If the disorder is caused by an absorption problem in the digestive tract, that may need to be treated first.

Your child's physician may also suggest eating foods that are rich in folic acid and vitamin B12 such the following:

  • meat and liver
  • green, leafy vegetables
  • citrus fruits
  • berries
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