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What is the name of the disorder of the liver could result in excess vitamin B12 in the body?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine

In brief: Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis and hepatitis could theoretically cause elevated B12 levels.

In brief: Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis and hepatitis could theoretically cause elevated B12 levels.
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Dr. Waldo Acebo
Family Medicine

In brief: Cirrhosis

Cirrosis, chronic hepatitis, may cause artifically elevated B12 as the liver store vit B12 and also prodcue the proteins that bind vit B12 in the blood.
If the liver is sick, it can not produce the binding proteins and when measured vit B12 appears as it is elevated, as only the un-bound form of vit B12 is measured.

In brief: Cirrhosis

Cirrosis, chronic hepatitis, may cause artifically elevated B12 as the liver store vit B12 and also prodcue the proteins that bind vit B12 in the blood.
If the liver is sick, it can not produce the binding proteins and when measured vit B12 appears as it is elevated, as only the un-bound form of vit B12 is measured.
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