HUGH R. BUTT, M.D.; CHARLES H. WATKINS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It is well known that a variety of conditions are often accompanied by a morphologic blood picture resembling, and often indistinguishable from, the blood picture of pernicious anemia. Conspicuous among these conditions are instances in which the intestinal tract is involved in some disease process. This study was undertaken to determine, if possible, just what lesions of the ileum and cecum are likely to be accompanied by an anemia which resembles pernicious anemia.
The first case in which pernicious anemia probably was secondary to an intestinal disturbance was reported by White, in 1890. At necropsy, ulcerative and cicatricial lesions were
BUTT HR, WATKINS CH. OCCURRENCE OF MACROCYTIC ANEMIA IN ASSOCIATION WITH LESIONS OF THE BOWEL1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:222–232. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-2-222
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(2):222-232.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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