Haemodilution as a cause of anaemia in coalworkers

B. W. B. Chan
1969 Occupational and Environmental Medicine  
Haemodilution as a cause of anaemia in coalworkers. Blood volume measurements were made in eight cases of anaemia in coaltworkers, including four men with Caplan's syndrome (rheumatoid pneumoconiosis), and in eight non-anaemic patients with chronic lung disease without significant arterial hypoxia. The total blood volume and the plasma volume were significantly increased in the anaemic group but the red cell volume was almost identical in the two groups. These results suggest that haemodilution
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doi:10.1136/oem.26.3.237 fatcat:p5deuenphbf2rjm6odh5jezxsu