Mesothelioma in South Africa, 1976-84: incidence and case characteristics.

  title={Mesothelioma in South Africa, 1976-84: incidence and case characteristics.},
  author={Anthony Zwi and Gordon Reid and Samuel. Landau and Danuta Kielkowski and P Sitas and Margaret R. Becklake},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={18 2},
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare tumour known to be associated with prior exposure to asbestos. Previous studies have described the occupational and clinical features of cases of mesothelioma in the Republic of South Africa (RSA) but none has set out to determine incidence of this disease. To estimate incidence, a case register was compiled for 1976-84 by contacting all medical practitioners and institutions likely to have seen cases of mesothelioma in this period; demographic, diagnostic and… CONTINUE READING