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Is pernicious anaemia connected to thyroid problems?

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Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Pernicious anemia

Pernicious anemia is usually caused by an autoimmune disease.
Patients with auto immune disease can also get thyroid disease as well.

In brief: Pernicious anemia

Pernicious anemia is usually caused by an autoimmune disease.
Patients with auto immune disease can also get thyroid disease as well.
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Pernicious anemia can be connected to several co-morbidities.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally No.

Perhaps, in rare cases of a broad autoimmune manifestation destroying both gastric parietal cells ; thyroid cells, there may be an association.
Otherwise, pernicious anemia, (due to lack of intrinsic factor production) is not commonly observed in association with thyroid disorders. Hypothyroidism is far more common ; rates increase with increasing age. But association does not prove causation.

In brief: Generally No.

Perhaps, in rare cases of a broad autoimmune manifestation destroying both gastric parietal cells ; thyroid cells, there may be an association.
Otherwise, pernicious anemia, (due to lack of intrinsic factor production) is not commonly observed in association with thyroid disorders. Hypothyroidism is far more common ; rates increase with increasing age. But association does not prove causation.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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