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What is the name of the disorder of the liver could result in excess vitamin B12 in the body?

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Dr. Waldo Acebo
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Cirrhosis: Cirrosis, chronic hepatitis, may cause artifically elevated B12 as the liver store vit B12 and also prodcue the proteins that bind vit B12 in the blood. If the liver is sick, it can not produce the binding proteins and when measured vit B12 appears as it is elevated, as only the un-bound form of vit B12 is measured.
Answered on Aug 28, 2018
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