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Table 1 Specific radiation symptoms versus initial exposure

From: Black rain in Hiroshima: a critique to the Life Span Study of A-bomb survivors, basis of the linear no-threshold model

Symptoms with onset within 21 daysBlack rain survivorsaControl survivorsb
Fever32 (13.56%)212 (1.32%)
Vomiting18 (7.62%)88 (0.55%)
Diarrhea (non-bloody)39 (16.53%)122 (0.76%)
Diarrhea (bloody)13 (5.51%)37 (0.23%)
Oropharyngeal lesions
 Sore throat13 (5.51%)212 (0.13%)
 Sore mouth10 (4.24%)14 (0.09%)
 Sore gums5 (2.12%)7 (0.04%)
Purpura
 Gingival bleeding11 (4.66%)25 (0.16%)
 Purpura7 (2.97%)14 (0.09%)
 Other bleeding1 (0.43%)1 (001%)
Non-purpuric bleeding11 (4.66%)231 (1.44%)
Epilation
 Slight (less than 1/4)142 (60.17%)c646 (4.03%)
 Moderate (1/4 to 3/4)13 (5.51%)47 (0.29%)
 Sever (more than 3/4)2 (0.85%)20 (0.12%)
 Present, but not specified5 (2.11%)12 (0.07%)
  1. a, Initial exposure: < 10 mGy, 74; 10–100 mGy, 121; 100–200 mGy, 41; and > 200 mGy, 51
  2. b, Initial exposure: < 200 mGy
  3. c, Some cases without epilation were apparently added erroneously to the slight epilation group and the actual number must be less than 142 [15]