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Otosclerosis and TGF-β1 gene in black South Africans

mashudu tshifularo

Abstract


Limited literature is available on the epidemiology and genetics of otosclerosis among SA Blacks in which it is extremely rare. We undertook this study as we had documented cases of clinical oval window otosclerosis confirmed surgically among South African Blacks.

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mashudu tshifularo, Pretoria academic

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Keywords

Genetics;South African Blacks; Otosclerosis

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South African Medical Journal 2008;98(9):720.

Article History

Date submitted: 2007-11-21
Date published: 2008-08-06

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