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what are the symptoms for pernicious anemia?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
They can be subtle.: Pernicious anemia is caused by vitamin B12 deficiency. The name refers to the fact that symptoms can come on so slowly that you might not be aware of them. If present, pa can cause fatigue due to anemia, mental changes that can include memory deficits or dementia, or nerve damage that causes numbness in the feet and possible gait disturbances. You can get all of them, or none and have pa.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Fatigue: caused by an anemia with large red blood cells! Reversible quickly with B12!

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