Erythrocyte mean cell volume--correlation to drinking pattern in heavy alcoholics.

@article{Tnnesen1986ErythrocyteMC,
  title={Erythrocyte mean cell volume--correlation to drinking pattern in heavy alcoholics.},
  author={Hanne T{\o}nnesen and L Hejberg and S Frobenius and Jens Rikardt Andersen},
  journal={Acta medica Scandinavica},
  year={1986},
  volume={219 5},
  pages={
          515-8
        }
}
Erythrocyte mean cell volume (MCV) correlates well to alcohol intake in moderate alcoholism, but only about 50% of heavy drinkers have increased MCV. To evaluate the influence of the duration and extent of a drinking episode on MCV, 64 addictive alcoholics were investigated prospectively within two weeks after a drinking period. Their daily alcohol intake was 120-480 g and the actual drinking period has lasted for 1-104 weeks. For comparison, 21 non-active alcoholics were investigated. There… CONTINUE READING
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