FREDERICK A. KLIPSTEIN, M.D.
The development of polycythemia vera following treatment of megaloblastic anemia is rare and has been reported in only a few cases (1, 2). In all the reported cases the cause of the megaloblastic anemia was considered to be Addisonian pernicious anemia, for the patients were achlorhydric, they responded to treatment with vitamin B12 or liver extract, and they showed no obvious signs of any of the other conditions which may be associated with megaloblastic anemia. Although such evidence does not establish the diagnosis of Addisonian pernicious anemia beyond all doubt, it is strongly suggestive. However, polycythemia vera following treatment of
KLIPSTEIN FA. Iron and Vitamin B12 Deficiency Following Subtotal Gastrectomy: Report of a Patient Developing Polycythemia Vera Following Treatment. Ann Intern Med. ;57:133–140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-1-133
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(1):133-140.
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