EDWARD C. RAFFENSPERGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The association of anemia with chronic liver disease has been well documented. The type of anemia varies with various reports, which is understandable, since the factors of storage of antianemic factor, increased bleeding tendency, and nutrition as well as increased rate of cell destruction are involved. Whether the increased rate of cell destruction is due to the continuous fractional removal of red blood cells by some process which is localized, or by the continuous production of a rapidly acting hemolysin in amounts which destroy only a portion of the circulating red blood cells, is not known.1 Jandl demonstrated that Cr51-tagged
RAFFENSPERGER EC. ACUTE ACQUIRED HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA IN ASSOCIATION WITH ACUTE VIRAL HEPATITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:1243–1253. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-6-1243
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(6):1243-1253.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease, Red Cell Disorders.
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