Vitamin B12 body stores during oral and parenteral treatment of pernicious anaemia

Acta Med Scand. 1978;204(1-2):81-4. doi: 10.1111/j.0954-6820.1978.tb08402.x.


Oral treatment of pernicious anaemia patients with 1 mg cyanocobalamin daily has been shown before to be as effective as conventional injection therapy. The result of this study indicates that oral treatment also keeps the vitamin B12 body stores adequately filled, a confirmation of earlier results obtained in another way.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Anemia, Pernicious / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Time Factors
  • Vitamin B 12 / administration & dosage
  • Vitamin B 12 / metabolism*
  • Vitamin B 12 / therapeutic use


  • Vitamin B 12