Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 1st, 2005
According to a study from Iran, "Hematopoiesis could be affected by mustard gas.
"We randomly selected 318 chemical victims exposed to mustard gas and compared their cell blood counts and peripheral blood smears (PBS) with those of 377 healthy men, and also various hematological indices of 57 of these victims compared with previous data 5 years ago."
"The average number of red blood cells and hemoglobin of victims compared with the controls was not significantly different," reported M. Ghanei and coworkers, "but they were increased compared with data from 5...
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