F. H. Gardner, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The physician in past years has been faced with a variety of anemias that have given no evidence of response to the usual nutritional hematinic agents. In some instances, iron loss from the gastrointestinal tract has presented a difficult problem in achieving adequate replacement to sustain erythropoiesis by the usual methods available. The value of careful use of intravenous iron preparations is discussed. Splenectomy has been helpful in alleviating anemias associated with bone marrow hypoplasia and hemolysis and should continue to receive consideration after prolonged therapy. The value of three non-nutritional agents, cobalt, corticoids, and androgens should be considered more
Gardner FH. Intractable Anemias: Recognition and Therapeutic Approach.. Ann Intern Med. ;56:685. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-685_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):685.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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