Wartime toxin exposure: Recognising the silent killer

Kamran Khan, Susan E. Wozniak, Jo Ann Coleman, Mukund S. Didolkar

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Abstract

Wartime toxin exposures have been implicated in the genesis of malignancy in war veterans. Agent Orange, one toxin among many, has been linked to malignancy and the subcomponent phenoxyacetic acid has been associated with soft tissue sarcomas (STSs). This case demonstrates the association between a wartime toxin exposure (Agent Orange) and subsequent cancer development. Ultimately, we aim to highlight the importance of simple, specific questions in the patient history to account for previous wartime toxin exposures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number217438
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2016
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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    Khan, K., Wozniak, S. E., Coleman, J. A., & Didolkar, M. S. (2016). Wartime toxin exposure: Recognising the silent killer. BMJ Case Reports, 2016, [217438]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2016-217438