Acute Reversible Heart Failure in Severe Iron-Deficiency Anemia Associated with Hookworm Infestation in Uganda Africans
Severe iron deficiency anemia is a common sequel to the heavy hookworm infestations prevalent in Uganda, and in some hypoxia can be so severe that heart failure supervenes. The clinical manifestations in 15 cases are described. Comment is made on reversible electrocardiographic changes.
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