HOWARD HU, M.D., M.P.H.
To the editor: A patient was recently seen in our occupational medicine clinic whose case illustrates a little-known effect of chronic benzene poisoning and emphasizes the continuing need for clinicians to improve their history taking concerning occupational and environmental exposures.
A 54-year-old woman was referred with a history of working in a handbag factory for 23 years and a chronic hematologic disease. In an unventilated room in the factory, she ran a cementing machine that glued felt inside handbags. The patient frequently used a cleaning solvent to wipe off excess glue and to clean the glue machine at the end
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HU H. Benzene-Associated Myelofibrosis. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:171-172. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-1-171_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(1):171-172.
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