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The rarity of urinary calculus in Nigeria.

Abstract

An epidemiological survey of urinary calculous disease has been carried out in Nigeria. This involved the use of questionnaires, personal interview of doctors and clinical and autopsy reviews in several large medical centres in the country. It is evident that urinary calculi are rare among Nigerians in spite of the high temperature and high carbohydrate diet. There does not appear to be any particular tribe or geographical location that is more predisposed to stone formation than the others. It is possible that the low calcium content of Nigerian waters, the minimal consumption of dairy products, the physically active life and some other unknown factors protect Nigerians against urinary calculus formation.

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Source

Tropical and geographical medicine 30:4 1978 Dec pg 477-81

MeSH

Adolescent
Adult
African Americans
African Continental Ancestry Group
Age Factors
Aged
Child
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Nigeria
Retrospective Studies
Sex Factors
Urinary Calculi

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

749283

Citation

Esho, J O.. "The Rarity of Urinary Calculus in Nigeria." Tropical and Geographical Medicine, vol. 30, no. 4, 1978, pp. 477-81.
Esho JO. The rarity of urinary calculus in Nigeria. Trop Geogr Med. 1978;30(4):477-81.
Esho, J. O. (1978). The rarity of urinary calculus in Nigeria. Tropical and Geographical Medicine, 30(4), pp. 477-81.
Esho JO. The Rarity of Urinary Calculus in Nigeria. Trop Geogr Med. 1978;30(4):477-81. PubMed PMID: 749283.
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