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Ocular rhinosporidiosis in Tamil Nadu, India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2233980     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A high incidence of ocular rhinosporidiosis in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, India is reported. Among the four taluks (sub-division for administration), highest occurrence was found in Agastheeswaram taluk (51.2%) followed by Kalkulam (24.4%), Thovalai (22%) and Vilavancode (2.4%). The disease occurred among both sexes equally and preponderance of a particular sex was not observed. The young adolescents were found to be more susceptible. The disease was found in all socio-economic strata and among all communities and persons belonging to different religious groups. Most of the patients gave a history of bathing in muddy stagnant pools of water.
J S Moses; C Balachandran; S Sandhanam; N Ratnasamy; S Thanappan; J Rajaswar; D Moses
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0301-486X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycopathologia     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-21     Completed Date:  1990-12-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Madras Veterinary College, India.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Eye Infections, Fungal / epidemiology*
India / epidemiology
Rhinosporidiosis / epidemiology*
Sex Factors
Social Class

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