JOHN M. JOHNSTON, A.B., M.D.
Definition of Banti's Disease: Splenomegaly of no obvious etiology is occasionally seen and has been frequently reported in the literature. The fact that it is usually accompanied by an anemia has given the condition the name of splenic anaemia. Banti1 in 1894 described a series of cases characterized not only by splenomegaly and anemia with gastric hemorrhages, but also with a terminal cirrhosis of liver. This represented to him both a clinical and a pathological entity. The clinical picture was that of a young person presenting
JOHNSTON JM. The Relation of Changes in the Portal Circulation to Splenomegaly of the Banti's Type1. Ann Intern Med. ;4:772–782. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-7-772
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(7):772-782.
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