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Question (07/09/2012):

Title: Jaundice and vitamin B12 deficiency

How B12 deficiency causes jaundice?

Answer:

Vitamin B12 deficiency may cause Pernicious anemia, a type of vitamin B12 anemia.

Jaundice is a symptom of Pernicious anemia.

Pernicious anemia is a condition in which the body can't make enough healthy red blood cells because it doesn't have enough vitamin B12.

The yellow coloring of Jaundice comes from bilirubin, a byproduct of old red blood cells.


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