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The incidence of bladder cancer in the black foot disease endemic area in Taiwan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8477313     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A high incidence of bladder cancer (23.53/100,000 population per annum from 1981-1985) was found in an endemic area of peripheral vascular disease known as black foot disease (BFD) on the southwest coast of Taiwan. The average incidence of bladder cancer in the whole of the Taiwan area was 2.29/100,000 during the same period. The incidence of female bladder cancer (21.10/100,000) in this area was also high. The ratio of male to female bladder cancer in the BFD endemic area and the neighbouring area was 1.24 and 1.09, lower than that in the whole Taiwan area (2.75) and elsewhere around the world. The high content of arsenic and the high concentration of a "fluorescent substance" in artesian well water in this area are the only 2 related factors identified so far. Determination of the actual carcinogen requires further investigation.
H S Chiang; H R Guo; C L Hong; S M Lin; E F Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of urology     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0007-1331     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Urol     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-27     Completed Date:  1993-05-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740090R     Medline TA:  Br J Urol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Taipei Medical College, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / complications*
Sex Factors
Taiwan / epidemiology
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / complications,  epidemiology*

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