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Familial Cases of Endomyocardial Fibrosis in Uganda

Br Med J 1971; 4 doi: (Published 06 November 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;4:331
  1. Ashvin K. Patel,
  2. John L. Ziegler,
  3. Paul G. D'Arbela,
  4. 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.