WILLIAM H. BARROW, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Hypochromic anemia with achlorhydria, or achlorhydric anemia, was first described by Faber1 in 1913. During the past few years there have been much discussion and speculation in the literature in regard to this blood dyscrasia which has now been established as an easily recognizable clinical syndrome. The characteristic picture is that of an idiopathic secondary anemia occurring usually in women of middle age, the blood showing a low color index and red blood cells of small corpuscular diameters. Gastric analysis reveals an absolute achlorhydria, and there is occasionally a splenomegaly.
The familial incidence of this disease has not been discussed
BARROW WH. THE HEREDITARY AND FAMILIAL FACTOR IN HYPOCHROMIC ANEMIA WITH ACHLORHYDRIA(THE HEREDITARY AND FAMILIAL FACTOR IN HYPOCHROMIC ANEMIA WITH ACHLORHYDRIA*). Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:1135–1140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-9-1135
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(9):1135-1140.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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