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Is pernicious anemia caused by using antibiotics?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Unlikely

Pernicious anemia is caused by a lack of b12, which is required to make red blood cells.
The usual cause is a stomach condition (gastritis, cancer, post-gastrectomy) or a disease of the small bowel (surgical resection, chrohn's). It is rarely caused by vegan diets. Drugs that suppress stomach acid and some diabetes medicines have been associated with pa.

In brief: Unlikely

Pernicious anemia is caused by a lack of b12, which is required to make red blood cells.
The usual cause is a stomach condition (gastritis, cancer, post-gastrectomy) or a disease of the small bowel (surgical resection, chrohn's). It is rarely caused by vegan diets. Drugs that suppress stomach acid and some diabetes medicines have been associated with pa.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care

In brief: No

Pernicious anemia is usually caused by insufficient vitamin B12 or folate (folic acid).

In brief: No

Pernicious anemia is usually caused by insufficient vitamin B12 or folate (folic acid).
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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