Thrombosis and bleeding disorders outside Western countries

Pier M. Mannucci

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Abstract

The rapidly developing countries of Asia are witnessing substantial progress in the awareness of bleeding and thrombotic disorders as important health care problems. It has been thought for a long time that venous thromboembolism is very rare in Asia. Recent large studies that involved the majority of Asian countries demonstrated that this is not true, so that the practice of not using thromboprophylaxis in high-risk medical and surgical cases should be abandoned. The management of hemophilia and allied coagulation disorders has also dramatically improved in several Asian countries, due to the increased availability of blood products for replacement therapy coupled with the leadership role exerted by a few charismatic physicians, particularly in India and Thailand. As to the future, countries such as China and India have the capacity and expertise in biotechnology to consider the production of recombinant factors and gene transfer as the best strategies to tackle the management of persons with hemophilia in these densely populated and huge countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-72
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Volume5
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Hemophilia
  • India
  • Iran
  • Recessive bleeding disorders
  • Thailand
  • Venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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