Kanchana Chansung

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Aplastic anemia has been linked to environmental exposures, from chemicals and medical drugs to infectious agents. The disease occurs more frequently in Asia than in the West, with incidence rates 2- to 3-fold higher. We report updated results of an epidemiologic study conducted in Thailand from 1989 to 2002, in which 541 patients and 2261 controls were(More)
OBJECTIVES A population-based case-control study was conducted to elucidate the incidence and etiology of aplastic anemia in Thailand. METHODS Case patients and hospital control patients were enrolled in three regions from 1989 to 1994; data were collected by interview. RESULTS Forty-six percent of 81 case patients and 19% of 295 control patients from(More)
Agranulocytosis, a syndrome characterized by a marked reduction in circulating granulocytes, is strongly associated with medical drug use in Europe and the United States. Unregulated use of common pharmaceutical agents in developing countries has been suspected of causing large numbers of cases of agranulocytosis and deaths, especially among children. To(More)
The relationship of socioeconomic status to the risk of aplastic anaemia was evaluated in a case-control study conducted in Bangkok and two rural regions of Thailand (Khonkaen and Songkla). Among 152 cases and 921 controls there were significant trends of increasing risk with decreasing years of education (P = 0.01) and total household income (P = 0.0001),(More)
Aplastic anemia is more common in the Orient than in western countries, with an incidence in Thailand that is 2- to 3-fold higher than in Europe. Aplastic anemia after hepatitis is a well characterized clinical entity, and clinical hepatitis is also prevalent in the Far East. We performed a prospective case-control study to determine risk factors for(More)
From 1989 to 1994, a population-based, case-control study no significant association with chloramphenicol, although of aplastic anemia was conducted in Thailand, including the the multivariate relative-risk estimate was elevated (2.7; 0.7 regions of Bangkok, Khonkaen in the northeast, and Songkla to 10). Other drugs that have been reported to increase the(More)
The authors reported a case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with an unusual presentation. The patient presented with acute febrile illness along with progressive pancytopenia related to increasing hemophagocytic activity of histiocytes in the bone marrow. Concomitant polyarthritis, myositis, nephritis, high titer of antinuclear factor (1:2,560) and(More)
The annual incidence of aplastic anemia has been determined in a rigorous and standardized epidemiologic study conducted in Thailand. A total of 374 cases were identified over a period of 3-6 years in three geographically defined and distinct regions of the country; Bangkok, Khonkaen in the northeast, and Songkla in the south. The incidence was 3.9 cases(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary hypertension is one of the major complications in patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT). Patients with NTDT have distinct genetic subgroups. Therefore, the effects of different genotype groups on pulmonary hypertension risk in patients with NTDT were assessed. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in(More)