A 38-year-old female asked:
Is pernicious anemia a long term condition?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
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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Reviewed Aug 20, 2022
Pathology 51 years experience
Answered Aug 20, 2022
Last updated Aug 20, 2022
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