A 34-year-old member asked:
How does pernicious anemia cause people to have achlorhydria?
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Pathology 45 years experience
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The other way around: Achlorhydria (lack of adequate gastric acid production and secretion) is one of the causes of pernicious anemia and not the other way around. Normal gastric acid is essential for adequate absorption of vitamin b-12. Vitamin b-12 deficiency in turn causes pernicious anemia.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What are the causes of pernicious anemia?
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Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
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