An unexplained illness in West Otago.

  title={An unexplained illness in West Otago.},
  author={M G Poore and Pete Snow and Charlotte Paul},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  volume={97 757},
An apparent epidemic of undiagnosed illness in a rural general practice was investigated. The aims were to describe the illness, the characteristics of the people affected, and to look for possible causes. The patients were questioned about their symptoms, and both patients and controls matched for age and sex, were questioned about possible aetiological factors. Twenty-eight cases were identified; all but three were less than 45 years of age; there were equal numbers of females and males. The… CONTINUE READING

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