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Is pediatric hematology sufficiently different from adult hematology to warrant a large, rather expensive, separate, and comprehensive book? Being a hematologist-internist, I must confess to a certain bias. Although certain diseases, such as hemolytic diseases of the newborn, are exclusively pediatric, others, such as iron deficiency, are not very different in diagnosis and treatment for all age groups. The variation-on-a-theme aspect of adult and pediatric hematology is tacitly recognized by the author when he discusses megaloblastic anemia of pregnancy, sideroblastic anemia, and hemochromatosis, as well as other disorders limited almost exclusively to adults. Furthermore, more than 40% of the references
Blood Diseases of Infancy and Childhood.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:804. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-804_1
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