Agranulocytosis in Bangkok, Thailand: a predominantly drug-induced disease with an unusually low incidence. Aplastic Anemia Study Group.

@article{Shapiro1999AgranulocytosisIB,
  title={Agranulocytosis in Bangkok, Thailand: a predominantly drug-induced disease with an unusually low incidence. Aplastic Anemia Study Group.},
  author={Samuel Shapiro and Surapol Issaragrisil and David W Kaufman and Theresa E. Anderson and Kanchana Chansung and T Thamprasit and Jittima Sirijirachai and Anong Piankijagum and Y Porapakkham and Sathit Vannasaeng and Paul E. Leaverton and Neal S. Young},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1999},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={573-7}
}
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 elucidate the incidence and etiology of agranulocytosis in Thailand, a population-based case-control study of symptomatic agranulocytosis that… CONTINUE READING

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