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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2010;78(5): 557-563.
최근 국내에서 증가하는 혈액질환
이제중, 안재숙
Departments of 1Internal Medicine, 2Radiology and 3Hospital Pathology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Recently increasing hematologic diseases in Korea
Je-Jung Lee, Jae-Sook Ahn
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 1내과학교실, 2진단방사선과교실, 3병원병리과교실
Under the influence of an aging society, westernized diets, and environmental factors, the incidence of hematologic diseases in Korea has changed over the past decades. Another reason for the increase is that the growth of molecular biology has contributed to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic disease. Although the incidence of aplastic anemia has recently declined, that of other hematologic diseases, such as multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and Hodgkin lymphoma, is rising. The incidence of thalassemia, a rare hereditary disorder of hemoglobin synthesis, is increasing because Korean society is changing to a multi-ethnic society through international marriage. In this article, we describe the recently increasing hematologic diseases in Korea. (Korean J Med 78:557-563, 2010)
Keywords: Multiple myeloma; Myelodysplastic syndrome; Hodgkin lymphoma; Chronic lymphocytic leukemia; Thalassemia
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