Priapism, its incidence and seasonal distribution in Finland.

  title={Priapism, its incidence and seasonal distribution in Finland.},
  author={R V Kulmala and T A Lehtonen and Teuvo L. J. Tammela},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology},
  volume={29 1},
Priapism is regarded as an uncommon disease in white populations, although no previous research has been done into its incidence in a certain geographical area. All cases of priapism in Finland during the years 1975-90 are reviewed here. Its incidence varied from 0.34 to 0.52/100,000 males per year, being very stable during the whole period of 16 years, when cases due to intracorporeal injections for treatment of impotence are excluded. Typical patients were 40-50 years old, and the incidence… CONTINUE READING

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