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    Old 12-24-2003, 06:37 PM   #1
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    pernicious anemia

    if your b12 is in the normal range but your folate is low ..is that still considered pernicious anemia?.....answers would be much appreciated
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    Old 12-24-2003, 09:52 PM   #2
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    Re: pernicious anemia

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    if your b12 is in the normal range but your folate is low ..is that still considered pernicious anemia?.....answers would be much appreciated
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    No....pernicious anemia is a very specific type of anemia where there is an autoimmune attack on certain cells in the stomach that secrete a factor that helps you to absorb vitamin B12. Though vitamin B12 and folate are intimately linked, this would not be considered pernicious anemia.

     
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