A member asked:

Is there any type of parasite that causes a nutrient deficiency, some type of anemia or vascular dementia?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Yes: There is a parasitic worm that lives inside pike and carp, and will lodge in the G.I. Tract and block absorption of vit b-12 causing anemia, and cognitive problems like a dementia. It is not like a stroke and is reversible if the vitamin b-12 is replaced, and the worm is dispatched.

Answered 1/26/2013



Related Questions

A member asked:

Do drs know for sure if anemia is caused by iron deficiency?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

Why is iron deficiency anemia different from the other types of anemia?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers