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do doctors see a lot of patients with pernicious anemia?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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