Neil Hoffman, M.D.
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Previous studies have indicated an increased incidence of stomach cancer in patients with pernicious anemia. With recent epidemiological studies showing a decrease in the prevalence of stomach cancer in the general population, it was felt a prospective reevaluation of the incidence of stomach cancer and pernicious anemia was necessary. Eighty-one patients with pernicious anemia were followed for 7 years (1961 to 1968) with gastroscopic and radiographic examinations. Forty-eight cases were newly diagnosed, and 33 were in a clinical and hematologic relapse. The patients in relapse had been followed for an average of 10.7 years, and the average age of all
Hoffman N. The Relationship Between Pernicious Anemia and Stomach Cancer.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:800. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-800_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):800.
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