Pearls Sample Question
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A female is diagnosed with pernicious anemia. Which of the following statements about pernicious anemia is false?
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1. Can be treated with folic acid
2. Deficiency is not related to diet
3. May be associated with an autoimmune disorder
4. May cause neurologic lesions
Vitamin B12 deficiency cannot be treated with folic acid.
The halt in neurological symptoms only occurs after restoring vitamin B12 levels.
Both oral and sublingual formulations of vitamin B12 are available.
Injections are available for those who are not able to take vitamin B12 orally.
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