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DEFECTIVE BLOOD FORMATION

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This is the main cause of anaemia in infections. The micro-organism responsible for the infection has a deleterious effect upon the blood-forming organs, just as it does upon other parts of the body.

Toxins. In conditions such as chronic glomerulonephritis (see KIDNEYS, DISEASES OF) and URAEMIA there is a severe anaemia due to the effect of the disease upon blood formation.

Drugs. Certain drugs, such as aspirin and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, may cause occult gastrointestinal bleeding.

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