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What is pernicious anemia (B12 deficiency)?

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Pernicious anemia (B12 deficiency) is a condition that prevents the body from absorbing enough B12 in the diet. This can be caused by a weakened stomach lining or an autoimmune condition. Besides anemia, nerve damage (neuropathy) can eventually result. High doses of B12 prevent long-term problems.

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Hoffman, R. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice, 5th edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2009.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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Hoffman, R. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice, 5th edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2009.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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