D. O. WRIGHT
An enormous literature has accumulated since Banti first described the three-stage syndrome to which his name has become the eponym. In reviewing countless descriptions that have appeared throughout the years, one finds the almost universal, and at times dogmatic, statement that the accompanying anemia is of the normo- or microcytic type.
A case of Banti's disease which shifted while under observation from a microcytic hypochromic type of anemia to one that closely resembled pernicious anemia during remission, has emphasized the fallibility of this statement. The purpose of this communication is to call attention to and suggest a possible explanation for
WRIGHT DO. MACROCYTIC ANEMIA IN BANTI'S DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:814–817. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-7-814
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;8(7):814-817.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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