Specific health problems of Southeast Asian refugees in middle Tennessee.

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TitleSpecific health problems of Southeast Asian refugees in middle Tennessee.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsDao AH, Gregory DW, McKee LC
Abbrev. JournalSouth. Med. J.
JournalSouthern medical journal
Year of Publication1984
Volume77
Issue8
Pagination995-7, 1000
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAsia, 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
Abstract

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.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6463701?dopt=Abstract

DOI10.1097/00007611-198408000-00015

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