Abnormal splenic uptake of red cells in long-lasting iron deficiency anemia due to self-induced bleeding (factitious anemia)

G. Barosi, S. Morandi, M. Cazzola, G. Ricevuti, E. Ascari

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Abstract

The authors report on six cases of chronic iron deficiency anemia in which a diagnosis of factitious anemia was made. Erythrokinetic studies demonstrated iron deficiency and blood loss. Besides these features, two kinetic abnormalities are described: precocious splenic sequestration of red cells and excess hemolysis. This hemolytic syndrome seems to be correlated to the duration of anemia rather than to its severity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
JournalBlut
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1978

Keywords

  • Factitious anemia
  • Iron deficiency
  • Stress erythropoiesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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