T. P. MURDOCK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Hemolytic anemia of pregnancy is a specific form of anemia, occurring usually during the latter months of pregnancy, or during the puerperium.
Despite the fact that these women frequently show a definite blood picture, and the clinical manifestations of primary anemia, it would seem that this disease is a specific type of anemia of pregnancy, because if the patient survives the acute attack, the blood picture usually returns to normal, and apparently remains so. This latter fact definitely removes the disease from the heading of primary anemia.
The literature on the subject is not voluminous, and much work remains to
MURDOCK TP. Hemolytic Anemia of Pregnancy with Reports of Cases. Ann Intern Med. ;1:133–136. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-3-133
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(3):133-136.
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