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    Deficiency of intrinsic factor lead to pernicious anemia

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    How does deficiency of intrinsic factor lead to pernicious anemia?

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    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 ...

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    How the deficiency of intrinsic factor leads to pernicious anemia is determined. Deficiency of intrinsic factors are defined.