RAMON M. SUAREZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Manson described sprue as "an insidious chronic remitting catarrhal inflammation of the . . . alimentary canal occurring particularly in Europeans who are residing or have resided in tropical or subtropical climates." Certain investigators, such as Newham, Morris and Manson-Bahr1 stress the fact that the anemia of sprue is secondary to a gastrointestinal lesion and not due to disease of the blood-forming organs. The disease, however, is classified in some of the standard textbooks under Diseases of the Hematopoietic System and in others it is included under Gastro-Enterology. Now, is sprue primarily a disease of the alimentary canal or a
SUAREZ RM. CLINICAL AND HEMATOLOGICAL REVIEW OF SPRUE BASED ON THE STUDY OF 150 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:529–535. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-4-529
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(4):529-535.
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