H. MILTON CONNER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; IVAR W. BIRKELAND, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Quincke,1 in 1876, first mentioned the coexistence of carcinoma of the stomach and progressive pernicious anemia. Since that time, various cases in which there was coexistence of the two diseases have been reported.
It has long been difficult to distinguish certain cases of carcinoma of the stomach from pernicious anemia, since weakness, anorexia, gastric symptoms, insidious onset, and anemia are common to both conditions. The not uncommon absence of gastric symptoms and the occasional yellowish pallor in carcinoma, the not very uncommon severe loss of weight in pernicious anemia, and the occasional red bone marrow due to
CONNER HM, BIRKELAND IW. COEXISTENCE OF PERNICIOUS ANEMIA AND LESIONS OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT1: I. CARCINOMA OF THE STOMACH: Consideration of Twenty Cases: Eleven Reported. Ann Intern Med. ;7:89–104. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-1-89
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(1):89-104.
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