Kashin-Beck Disease and Drinking Water in Central Tibet.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/22207
Title:
Kashin-Beck Disease and Drinking Water in Central Tibet.
Authors:
La Grange, M; Mathieu, F; Begaux, F; Suetens, C; Durand, M C
Journal:
International Orthopaedics
Abstract:
A cross-sectional survey was carried out in order to study the relationship between Kashin-Beck disease and drinking water. The average volume of the water containers was larger in families unaffected by the disease. Organic material was measured by ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy. The UV absorbency was significantly lower in drinking water of unaffected families. Thus, the organic material in drinking water may play a role in the pathogenesis of Kashin-Beck disease.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontiéres, Brussels, Belgium.
Publisher:
Springer
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/22207
PubMed ID:
11482534
Language:
en
ISSN:
0341-2695
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLa Grange, M-
dc.contributor.authorMathieu, F-
dc.contributor.authorBegaux, F-
dc.contributor.authorSuetens, C-
dc.contributor.authorDurand, M C-
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-03T14:06:51Z-
dc.date.available2008-04-03T14:06:51Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationKashin-Beck Disease and Drinking Water in Central Tibet. 2001, 25 (3):167-9notInt Orthopen
dc.identifier.issn0341-2695-
dc.identifier.pmid11482534-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/22207-
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional survey was carried out in order to study the relationship between Kashin-Beck disease and drinking water. The average volume of the water containers was larger in families unaffected by the disease. Organic material was measured by ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy. The UV absorbency was significantly lower in drinking water of unaffected families. Thus, the organic material in drinking water may play a role in the pathogenesis of Kashin-Beck disease.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.rightsArchived on this site with kind permission of Springer Science+Business Mediaen
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshOsteoarthritisen
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.meshTibeten
dc.subject.meshWater Supplyen
dc.titleKashin-Beck Disease and Drinking Water in Central Tibet.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontiéres, Brussels, Belgium.en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Orthopaedicsen

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