Familial Cases of Endomyocardial Fibrosis in UgandaBr Med J 1971; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5783.331 (Published 06 November 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;4:331
- Ashvin K. Patel,
- John L. Ziegler,
- Paul G. D'Arbela,
- Krishna Somers
This report describes nine cases of endomyocardial fibrosis occurring in four families. All patients came from Rwanda or South-western Uganda, and five had tropical splenomegaly syndrome as well. It seems likely that genetic as well as environmental factors are operative in the aetiology of endomyocardial fibrosis.