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What is pernicious anemia (PA)?

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When your body can’t make enough healthy red blood cells because it lacks vitamin B-12. It’s easily treated with B-12 pills or shots. With treatment, you’ll be able to live without symptoms.

From: What Is Pernicious Anemia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “What Is Pernicious Anemia?”

Pernicious Anaemia Society: “Patients FAQ,” “What are the signs and symptoms?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia – Diagnosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Vitamin Deficiency Anemia.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Vitamin B-12.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 08, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “What Is Pernicious Anemia?”

Pernicious Anaemia Society: “Patients FAQ,” “What are the signs and symptoms?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia – Diagnosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Vitamin Deficiency Anemia.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Vitamin B-12.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 08, 2019

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