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Does your personality change with pernicious anemia?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine

In brief: It can

Pernicious anemia (a severe type of vitamin B12 deficiency) can cause memory problems, irritability, and dementia.
Dementia goes beyond having memory problems, and can include difficulties with understanding, reasoning, handling multi-step tasks, and can be accompanied by personality changes. Symptoms generally improve with treatment.

In brief: It can

Pernicious anemia (a severe type of vitamin B12 deficiency) can cause memory problems, irritability, and dementia.
Dementia goes beyond having memory problems, and can include difficulties with understanding, reasoning, handling multi-step tasks, and can be accompanied by personality changes. Symptoms generally improve with treatment.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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