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Int Orthop. 2001;25(3):167-9.

Kashin-Beck disease and drinking water in Central Tibet.

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Médecins Sans Frontiéres, Brussels, Belgium.

Abstract

A cross-sectional survey was carried out in order to study the relationship between Kashin-Beck disease and drinking water. The average volume of the water containers was larger in families unaffected by the disease. Organic material was measured by ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy. The UV absorbency was significantly lower in drinking water of unaffected families. Thus, the organic material in drinking water may play a role in the pathogenesis of Kashin-Beck disease.

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11482534
PMCID:
PMC3620645
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