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A 38-year-old member asked:

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pernicious anemia?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Some: Pernicious anemia is due to malabsorption of vitamin b-12 from the GI tract. It is a form of low blood cell count with associated symptoms of fatigue, paleness, breathing difficulties, etc. While not very common, all such patients should be evaluated by their doctor to give treatment for the pernicious anemia if that is the only problem and to discover any other problem.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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