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Pattern of diverticular disease among Africans.
East Afr Med J 1994; 71(10):644-6EA

Abstract

Diverticular disease of the colon was found to be a rare but emerging clinical problem among Urban Africans where 26 patients were recorded in this 5 year retrospective study, giving a hospital prevalence of 5 per 100,000 admissions. The pattern was different from that reported in Western communities in that, while diverticula were left sided in 77% of cases, 62% were right sided and 73% presented with haemorrhage. This confirms a reported experience among African Americans. We would like to postulate that it might be the pattern during a transition from traditional to Western diet.

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Department of Surgery, University of Natal Medical School, Durban.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7821243

Citation

Madiba, T E., and T Mokoena. "Pattern of Diverticular Disease Among Africans." East African Medical Journal, vol. 71, no. 10, 1994, pp. 644-6.
Madiba TE, Mokoena T. Pattern of diverticular disease among Africans. East Afr Med J. 1994;71(10):644-6.
Madiba, T. E., & Mokoena, T. (1994). Pattern of diverticular disease among Africans. East African Medical Journal, 71(10), pp. 644-6.
Madiba TE, Mokoena T. Pattern of Diverticular Disease Among Africans. East Afr Med J. 1994;71(10):644-6. PubMed PMID: 7821243.
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