MAURICE E. LEONARD, M.D.; ERNEST H. FALCONER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MATTHEW J. ELLENHORN, M.D.
The co-existence of myxedema and anemia in the same patient has been recognized for over 60 years.1, 2, 3 This relationship is emphasized in numerous reports which confirm the finding that anemia occurs in from 50 to 60 per cent of patients with myxedema.4, 5, 6, 7 The anemia is usually of moderate degree; hemoglobin values of less than 50 per cent and red blood cell counts below 3 million per cu. mm. are rarely found. Normocytic normochromic, normocytic hypochromic and macrocytic hyperchromic blood pictures have been described4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (table 1). This lack of
LEONARD ME, FALCONER EH, ELLENHORN MJ. THE ANEMIA OF MYXEDEMA, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PERNICIOUS ANEMIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:1251–1258. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-5-1251
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(5):1251-1258.
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