How 'The association of endemic elephantiasis of the lower legs in East Africa with soil derived from volcanic rocks' has underpinned progress in podoconiosis research

Deribe, Kebede and Davey, Gail (2014) How 'The association of endemic elephantiasis of the lower legs in East Africa with soil derived from volcanic rocks' has underpinned progress in podoconiosis research. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (9). pp. 528-529. ISSN 0035-9203

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Abstract

We demonstrate how an article from the Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene archive has triggered two important series of studies into the aetiology and distribution of podoconiosis, 30 years after first publication of the article. It indicates the value of becoming familiar with hypotheses raised by earlier investigators and of direct use of historical data in understanding trends in disease distribution.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Global Health and Infection
Research Centres and Groups: Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research
Depositing User: Esther Garibay
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 13:20
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 13:20
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/70412

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