CHARLES A. HALL, M.D.
During the 14-year lifetime of this hospital, 40 patients were admitted with untreated pernicious anemia. Only once did the referring or admitting physician send the patient to his ward with pernicious anemia listed as the most likely diagnosis. This less than enviable record suggested that either the physicians who saw these patients were not alert to the usual signs and symptoms of the disease, or that patients with pernicious anemia are not now presenting with the textbook picture. This study is a simple attempt to find out how these 40 cases presented and what diagnoses were made by the various
HALL CA. The Nondiagnosis of Pernicious Anemia. Ann Intern Med. ;63:951–954. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-6-951
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(6):951-954.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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