FELIX BOENHEIM, M.D.; DAVID SCHWIMMER, M.D.; THOMAS HODGE MCGAVACK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In the earlier literature on hyperthyroidism, anemia was regarded as one of the characteristic findings. From the reports, it is apparent that the diagnosis was usually made from the color of the face. Later on, when exact blood studies were performed, it was found that not only were the signs of anemia missing, but also that an increase in the number of red cells might actually be present in some instances. Kocher1 was the first to stress this.
The relatively normal erythrocyte and hemoglobin values are emphasized by the data of several workers. In 678 cases of hyperthyroidism, Plummer2 found
BOENHEIM F, SCHWIMMER D, MCGAVACK TH. THE COMBINATION OF HYPERTHYROIDISM AND PERNICIOUS ANEMIA: REPORT OF A CASE WITH A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:869–882. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-5-869
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(5):869-882.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders, Thyroid Disorders.
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