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A 22-year-old male asked:

Can pernicious anemia be cured?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Not usually.: Classical pernicious anemia is caused by auto-antibodies against intrinsic factor-producing parietal cells of the stomach. Treatment is lifelong vitamin B12 administration, which is safer than using immunosuppressive medications that could lead to severe infections. Other kinds of B12 deficiency can possibly cured depending on the cause.

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Is there a cure for pernicious anemia?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Treatable: This condition can be well treated with life-long use of B12 injections or nasal sprays and results in normalisation of the blood counts.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is pernicious anemia?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
An autoimmune : Disorder where your body makes antibodies so you can not absorb vitamin B12 so it has to be given by a shot to bypass the stomach and go directly into the bloodstream

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