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A 38-year-old female asked:

Is pernicious anemia a long term condition?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Yes, it is a chronic condition, usually due to the lack of a substance in your stomach juice (intrinsic factor). Without this substance, your gut can't absorb vitamin B12 then pernicious anemia occurs.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It is a life long condition and you need to take vitamin B12 by injection. Sublingual form of vitamin B12 may suffice if validated by blood tests. For info: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000569.htm#:~:text=Pernicious%20anemia%20is%20a%20type,be%20absorbed%20in%20the%20intestines.
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