|Title||Specific health problems of Southeast Asian refugees in middle Tennessee.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Authors||Dao AH, Gregory DW, McKee LC|
|Abbrev. Journal||South. Med. J.|
|Journal||Southern medical journal|
|Year of Publication||1984|
|Keywords||Asia, Southeastern, Dapsone, Drug Therapy, Combination, Female, Hematologic Diseases, Hemoglobin E, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic, Laos, Leprosy, Male, Mebendazole, Middle Aged, Niclosamide, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious, Refugees, Splenectomy, Tennessee, Thalassemia, Tuberculosis, Cutaneous|
Three diseases representative of specific health conditions affecting the Southeast Asian refugees living in middle Tennessee are leprosy (chronic bacterial infections), liver fluke infection (parasitic diseases), and hemoglobin E-beta-thalassemia (hematologic disorders). In this paper we discuss incidence, causative agent, mode of transmission, metabolic abnormalities, and management of these conditions.