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Is Hunter's glossitis an autoimmune disorder?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Hunter's glossitis is not an autoimmune disorder. However, it is caused by pernicious anemia which is often times an autoimmune disorder. On rare occasions, pernicious anemia is also caused by malnutrition. Because pernicious anemia usually stems from an autoimmune disorder, there is no cure, but there are different ways to manage the condition. These include taking B12 and folic acid supplements to compensate for the nutrients blocked by pernicious anemia.

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