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Case Reports
March 1946

ERYTHROPHAGOCYTOSIS IN ACUTE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA OF THE NEWBORN: A Report of Three Cases

Author Affiliations

ST. LOUIS
From the Department of Pediatrics of St. Louis University.

Am J Dis Child. 1946;71(3):269-276. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020260062005
Abstract

THE phagocytic activity of the leukocytes of the blood against erythrocytes has been observed and reported by a number of authors, the first being von Ehrlich,1 in 1891, in a case of paroxysmal hemoglobinuria. He was followed by Connal,2 in 1912, who was the first to describe it in infants and children. His report dealt with cases of malaria. Abt3 was the first to describe the phenomenon in anemia of the newborn. Since Abt's case was published, 6 more cases of erythrophagocytosis in anemia of the newborn have appeared in the literature, the most recent being the 3 cases described by Wyatt, Cooper and Groat.4 It is the purpose of this paper to add 3 more cases of erythrophagocytosis in anemia of the newborn to the 7 already described.

BLOOD DISEASES SHOWING ERYTHROPHAGOCYTOSIS  It is not the purpose of this paper to review the literature published

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