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causes of pernicious anemia

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: I wish every question were this easy to answer. Methadone treatment is a great blessing for many people. Classic pernicious anemia is an autoimmune ... Read More
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No: Unaware of any association. True pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease, caused by antibodies to the cells in our stomachs that produce intrinsic ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Autoimmune disease: Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease producing autoantibodies against intrinsic factor found in the lining of the stomach. This leads to lack of ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Classical: Pernicious anemia (b12 deficiency) occurs when a cofactor in the stomach, intrinsic factor, does not do its job. If is needed for B12 absorption.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
52 years experience Endocrinology
Lack of vitamin B12: Pernicious anemia is due to a lack of vitamin b12. B12 is necessary for the normal function of the nervous system and the formation of red blood cells ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Pernicious anemia...: Is due to B12 def arising from loss of intrinsic factor production by parietal cells in the stomach and required for B12 absorption in the gut. Anyth ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
46 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not likely: Methadone is a very strong opioid medication, with a long list of serious side effects. But pernicious anemia is NOT one of them. Contact your doc ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
Not usually: Pernicious anemia is caused by vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency. It may be associated with gastrointestinal or liver problems and should be inves ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Common cause: Both pernicious anemia (inability to absorb vitamin b12) and achlorhydria (inability of the stomach to make acid) result from the same underlying prob ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Lack of intrinsic : Factor causes inability to absorb B12 and triggers anemia.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monique Ruberu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gi issues: This is a question best answered by a gastro intestinal specialist , i would seek a consult to find this answer.

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