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A 46-year-old female asked:

can b12 deficiency run in families? someone suggested since my mother had the problem that i might too because of my toe numbness . thoughts?

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Diet: If you are eating the same diet, it could affect multiple family members, or if you have a genetic lack of intrinsic factor leading to malabsorption.

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