The epidemiology of aplastic anemia in Thailand.

@article{Issaragrisil2006TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of aplastic anemia in Thailand.},
  author={Surapol Issaragrisil and David W Kaufman and Theresa E. Anderson and Kanchana Chansung and Paul E. Leaverton and Samuel Shapiro and Neal S. Young},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2006},
  volume={107 4},
  pages={1299-307}
}
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 enrolled. Exposures were determined by in-person interview. We observed significantly elevated relative risk estimates for benzene (3.5) and… CONTINUE READING

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