CHESTER S. KEEFER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The relationship between disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and anemia is of considerable importance because it is common, and in some instances the anemia resembles that seen in pernicious anemia. The conditions attracting most attention have been achylia gastrica, sprue, Dibothriocephalus latus infestation, multiple intestinal strictures, gastrectomy, hookworm infestation, and the chronic diarrheas. In the past, it has been customary to attribute the anemia to "toxic factors" and most of the cases have been studied from that point of view. In recent years, with the discovery of liver as a potent factor in the treatment of pernicious anemia1 many of
KEEFER CS. Anemia Associated With Gastrointestinal Disorders: Clinical Considerations and the Value of Iron in Treatment12. Ann Intern Med. ;5:740–749. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-6-740
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(6):740-749.
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