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Is cirrhosis related to pernicious anemia?
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: No
In brief: No
Pernicious anemia is due to vitamin B12 deficiency.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Not directly
Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease in people who are genetically predisposed to produce an antibody to intrinsic factor, a substance in our stomachs and intestines which help us absorb vitamin b12.
This results in anemia as well as neurological and psychiatric symptoms. Cirrhosis is caused by liver toxins like alcohol or hepatitis b/c, and also can be autoimmune. Some get both diseases.

In brief: Not directly
Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease in people who are genetically predisposed to produce an antibody to intrinsic factor, a substance in our stomachs and intestines which help us absorb vitamin b12.
This results in anemia as well as neurological and psychiatric symptoms. Cirrhosis is caused by liver toxins like alcohol or hepatitis b/c, and also can be autoimmune. Some get both diseases.
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