Relative incidence of agranulocytosis and aplastic anemia.

@article{Kaufman2006RelativeIO,
  title={Relative incidence of agranulocytosis and aplastic anemia.},
  author={David W Kaufman and Judith Parsells Kelly and Surapol Issaragrisil and Joan-ramon Laporte and Theresa Anderson and Micha Levy and Samuel Shapiro and Neal S. Young},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={65-7}
}
Agranulocytosis and aplastic anemia are both rare, life-threatening blood dyscrasias. Agranulocytosis is mainly caused by medicines, whereas the etiology of aplastic anemia is largely unexplained. In two epidemiologic studies using the same methods, we observed a striking inverse relationship between the incidence of the two diseases in different regions, including five countries in Europe, and Israel and Thailand. The annual incidence of agranulocytosis ranged from 1.1 to 4.9 cases per million… CONTINUE READING

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