Achlorhydria

What is it?

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Achlorhydria is absence of stomach acid secretions.

How it occurs?

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This may occur due to chronic atrophic gastritis or to an absence or malfunction of acid-producing parietal cells in the stomach lining

Achlorhydria leads to

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It may not produce symptoms but is associated with stomach cancer, however, and is a feature of pernicious anaemia.
December 12, 2019

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