MAURICE B. STRAUSS, M.D.
Pregnancy may be a coincidence in the course of any number of conditions which in themselves cause anemia, such as leukemia, hemolytic jaundice, and chronic blood loss. Furthermore the gravid state may in part be responsible for hemorrhage, pyelitis and puerperal sepsis, each of which may contribute to the development of anemia. Disregarding patients with anemia due to such well recognized causes, there remains a large group of women who during pregnancy develop moderate to severe anemia which has no obvious etiology. Two kinds of such anemia are encountered. One type, hypochromic in character, occurs much more frequently than the
STRAUSS MB. THE ETIOLOGY AND PREVENTION OF ANEMIA IN PREGNANCY1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:38–41. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-1-38
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(1):38-41.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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