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Is pernicious anemia life-shortening?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Typically not

Pernicious anemia when treated with life long B12 replacement confers a normal lifespan.
There is an increased risk of stomach cancer in some cases which can affect survival times.

In brief: Typically not

Pernicious anemia when treated with life long B12 replacement confers a normal lifespan.
There is an increased risk of stomach cancer in some cases which can affect survival times.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Pernicious anemia results from the inability to absorb vitamin B12 normally due to a lack of intrinsic factor, a substance required for adequate B12 absorption.
This leads to macrocytic anemia; large red blood cells. It is no longer "pernicious" as it is easily treated with either large doses of oral vitamin B12 , or injectable vitamin b12. It is not life shortening.

In brief: See below

Pernicious anemia results from the inability to absorb vitamin B12 normally due to a lack of intrinsic factor, a substance required for adequate B12 absorption.
This leads to macrocytic anemia; large red blood cells. It is no longer "pernicious" as it is easily treated with either large doses of oral vitamin B12 , or injectable vitamin b12. It is not life shortening.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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