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Pernicious Anemia (Vitamin B-12 Deficiency) (cont.)

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Pernicious anemia is easily and effectively treated by the administration of vitamin B-12. Lifelong treatment is required.

If untreated, the neurological complications of pernicious anemia can be permanent. The incidence of stomach cancer in people with pernicious anemia is 2-3 times higher than in the general population of the same age.

Medically reviewed by Jeffrey A Gordon, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialties in Oncology and Hematology

REFERENCE: eMedicine.com; "Pernicious Anemia."


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/31/2014

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