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December 18, 1926

CAN THE PROGNOSIS OF INFANTILE ANEMIAS BE BASED SOLELY ON THE BLOOD PICTURE?

JAMA. 1926;87(25):2049-2052. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680250007003
Abstract

We find in infantile anemias two types easily distinguishable, from a clinical and a hematologic point of view. The first corresponds to the age limits from birth to the end of the child's second year; i. e., it comprises the life periods designated by Marfan as new-born, suckling and early infancy. The second clinical type corresponds to later stages of life, from the second year to the beginning of puberty. The second type can be readily adapted to the data we possess on the blood lesions of the adult and do not strictly belong to the pediatrician.

The peculiarities that the infant presents in relation to anemia are inherent in its anatomic condition and in the state of development of its blood-forming organs, as well as in the physical and chemical conditions of its tissues, corresponding to the first period of life. We will study this syndrome especially in this

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