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Incidence of Menière's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6470573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study of the incidence of Menière's disease in the otolaryngological population of a black community is presented. 34 patients out of a total attendance of 8,550 had proven Menière's disease, according to defined criteria, giving an incidence of 0.4 per cent. This compares favourably with the incidence in other racial groups but a peculiarly high proportion of female patients is noted. Some of the reasons for the apparent rarity of the disease in negroes are discussed and it is suggested that improved facilities may in future show that Menière's disease is no more rare in negroes than in other racial groups.
B C Okafor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-26     Completed Date:  1984-09-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  775-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group
Meniere Disease / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Sex Factors

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