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Is there a name for the sort of anemia that is hereditary, causing gray hair as well?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: DKC1
The most famous of these is dyskeratosis congenita, in which the cells of the body that must constantly renew themselves eventually fail.
Thankfully, it is quite uncommon. Ordinary pernicious anemia (which should not be missed) can make the hair go gray early.

In brief: DKC1
The most famous of these is dyskeratosis congenita, in which the cells of the body that must constantly renew themselves eventually fail.
Thankfully, it is quite uncommon. Ordinary pernicious anemia (which should not be missed) can make the hair go gray early.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: ?
It is said that pernicious anemia can be associated with gray hair that can be corrected with vitamin B12 therapy.
Pa is more likely to occur if there is a family history of autoimmune diseases, including others with pa, but the tendency is not so strong as inheriting eye color or skin color. The truly inherited anemias (hemoglobinopathies hemolytic anemias, etc) don't cause gray hair.

In brief: ?
It is said that pernicious anemia can be associated with gray hair that can be corrected with vitamin B12 therapy.
Pa is more likely to occur if there is a family history of autoimmune diseases, including others with pa, but the tendency is not so strong as inheriting eye color or skin color. The truly inherited anemias (hemoglobinopathies hemolytic anemias, etc) don't cause gray hair.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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