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J R Soc Med. 1989 March; 82(3): 136–138.
PMCID: PMC1292035

Racial distribution of aneurysms in Zimbabwe.


The distribution of aneurysms amongst African and Caucasian patients in two hospitals in Zimbabwe was surveyed in a retrospective study. Aneurysms were more common amongst the Caucasian patients and abdominal aortic aneurysms predominated (85%). Amongst the African patients there was a high incidence of thoracic aortic aneurysms (42%). Possible roles of atherosclerosis and syphilis in explaining these results are discussed.

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