Suppression of Erythropoiesis by AlcoholBr Med J 1970; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5688.86 (Published 10 January 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:86
- D. O'B. Hourihane,
- D. G. Weir
Serial measurements in alcoholic subjects showed a profound fall of serum iron for three days after withdrawal of alcohol and a reversion of abnormal accumulation of erythroblastic haemosiderin to normal. These findings suggest an interference in normal haem synthesis, most probably by a direct effect.