[Significance of macrocytosis as an indicator of chronic alcohol abuse].

Abstract

On the basis of a retrospective study the importance of the haematological parameter MCV (mean corpuscular volume) for the recognition of chronic alcohol addicts was investigated. It was shown that in males a macrocytosis of the erythrocytes (MCV greater than or equal to 100 fl) refers to a daily alcohol abuse of more than 80 to 100 g, when diseases… (More)

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