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Hematologic and oncologic implications of alcoholism



Hematologic and oncologic implications of alcoholism



Postgraduate Medicine 61(5): 149-154



Hematologic complications of alcoholism are common. Folic acid deficiency can lead to pancytopenia. Iron-deficiency anemia, various hemolytic states, and abnormalities in both function and number of platelets can occur. There is a great deal of interest in the adverse effects of alcohol on pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and folic acid metabolism. Malignant disease often complicates alcoholism and should always be suspected.

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PMID: 193094

DOI: 10.1080/00325481.1977.11712191


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