JULES R. SCHWABER, M.D.; ARNOLD G. BLUMBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The occurrence of papilledema with severe anemia is a very rare phenomenon. Despite the high incidence of iron-deficiency anemias of all etiologies, the literature covering the past 50 years cites only 12 cases of papilledema related to anemia alone (1). It is our purpose to report a case of papilledema related to chronic blood-loss anemia which was completely reversed by correction of the anemia.
A 29-year-old married Negro female was admitted to the hospital complaining of headache, dizziness, and fatigue of two weeks' duration. Two days prior to admission, she noted double vision on lateral gaze and marked
SCHWABER JR, BLUMBERG AG. Papilledema Associated with Blood Loss Anemia. Ann Intern Med. ;55:1004–1007. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-6-1004
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(6):1004-1007.
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