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Examination of blood of a person suspected of having anaemia, shows large, immature, nucleated erythrocytes without haemoglobin. Supplementing his diet with which of the following is likely to alleviate his symptoms?

  • Thiamine

  • Folic acid and cobalamine

  • Riboflavin

  • Iron compounds

Answer

D.

Iron compounds

Anaemia refers to any condition in which there is an abnormally low haemoglobin concentration and/or blood cell count. The most common cause is deficiency of iron which is an essential element of haemoglobin molecule.
Thus, the iron compounds in the diet will help to alleviate the symptoms of anaemia.
Thiamine (vitamin B1), deficiency causes beri-beri.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiency causes cheilosis and skin diseases.

Anaemia refers to any condition in which there is an abnormally low haemoglobin concentration and/or blood cell count. The most common cause is deficiency of iron which is an essential element of haemoglobin molecule.
Thus, the iron compounds in the diet will help to alleviate the symptoms of anaemia.
Thiamine (vitamin B1), deficiency causes beri-beri.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiency causes cheilosis and skin diseases.