ROBERT D. PEARSON, M.D.
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Evidence has accumulated that macrocytic anemia may be associated with intestinal strictures and anastomoses. That this condition is not widely known or recognized is demonstrated by the fact that only 61 cases have been reported thus far. Faber1 in 1897 first reported a clinical picture of pernicious anemia associated with intestinal stricture. Other reports followed, and Little, Zerfas and Trusler2 in 1929 reported the first case of macrocytic anemia associated with a short-circuiting intestinal anastomosis as distinct from stricture. Reviews of the subject by Meulengracht,3 Barker and Hummel4 and Cameron et al.5 brought the total number of reported cases to
PEARSON RD. MACROCYTIC ANEMIA ASSOCIATED WITH INTESTINAL STRICTURES AND ANASTOMOSES: REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:600–610. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-3-600
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(3):600-610.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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