How does deficiency of intrinsic factor lead to pernicious anemia?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 7:43 pm ad1c9bdddf
Pernicious anemia is a condition in which the body does not make enough red blood cells due to a lack of vitamin B12 in the body. Pernicious anemia is caused by a lack of intrinsic factor.
Intrinsic factor is a substance needed to absorb vitamin B-12 from the gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin B-12 is necessary for the ...
How the deficiency of intrinsic factor leads to pernicious anemia is determined. Deficiency of intrinsic factors are defined.