A. R. CRANE, M.D.; A. M. ZETLIN, M.D.
Hemolytic anemia, first described in 1900 by Minkowski1 and associated with jaundice, increased fragility of the red cells, and spherocytosis, may occur as a congenital disease or may be acquired. Dameshek2 lists chemicals (including sulfa drugs), immune bodies (erythroblastosis fetalis) and various infections and diseases as being responsible for the acquired form. Singer and Dameshek3 reported cases occurring with a dermoid cyst of the ovary, chronic lymphatic leukemia, Hodgkin's, lymphosarcoma, liver disease and pneumonia. Wintrobe4 refers to reports in the older literature of its occurrence with syphilis, tuberculosis, streptococcal septicemia, paratyphoid fever, cirrhosis of the liver and pregnancy. More recent
CRANE AR, ZETLIN AM. HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA, HYPERGLOBULINEMIA AND BOECK'S SARCOID1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:882–889. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-5-882
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(5):882-889.
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