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Does pernicious anemia run in families?
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Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Rarely: Most cases of pernicious anemia are acquired due to immune destruction of the stomach cells which produce intrinsic factor. This results in poor absorption of B12 from food and patients get anemic as a result. Only rarely can children get this as a congenital causes.
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Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
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Last updated Jul 25, 2014
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