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Some medical problems affecting the ethnic minorities of the UK.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1629879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As a result of numerous influences, some genetic and others environmental, disease patterns in many of the minor ethnic groups are often at variance with those affecting the long established indigenes of the United Kingdom. Also, several important infective conditions can be acquired during brief visits to the land of their birth, or of their ancestors. As integration into the life-style of the UK becomes increasingly established, several diseases of the 'westernised' or 'industrialised' nations are assuming a major importance in these groups. The last few decades have witnessed the arrival of so many diverse groups from nearly all parts of the world that an intimate and in-depth knowledge of these disease patterns is now essential to the pursuance of competent medical practice in the UK.
G C Cook
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Society of Health     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0264-0325     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Soc Health     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-19     Completed Date:  1992-08-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303144     Medline TA:  J R Soc Health     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Sciences, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London.
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MeSH Terms
Communicable Diseases / epidemiology*
Ethnic Groups
Genetic Markers
Great Britain
Minority Groups
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Genetic Markers

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