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A 35-year-old woman complains of increasing weakness and shortness of breath. A complete blood count with differential indicates a megaloblastic anemia. Her vitamin B12 level is found to be low. She is also found to have hypothyroidism and diabetes and is given the diagnosis of chronic type A gastritis. Which of the following is associated with this illness?
A. Antral involvement
B. Decreased serum gastrin level
C. Helicobacter pylori infection
D. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
E. Parietal cell antibody
 
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