A 37-year-old member asked:
Could pernicious anemia shorten life?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Probably no: If you have pernicious anemia you do not absorb B12 effectively. That is easily fixed with either B12 injections or large B12 oral doses daily. Unfortunately, patients with B12 deficiency often have other associated autoimmune issues that develop. In general though, pa alone will not shorten life as long as you treat it correctly.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Is pernicious anemia life-shortening?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Typically not: Pernicious anemia when treated with life long B12 replacement confers a normal lifespan. There is an increased risk of stomach cancer in some cases which can affect survival times.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015
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