oa South African Medical Journal - Patterns of disease in Black and Indian children in Natal

Volume 54, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A statistical study of all admissions to the paediatric unit at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, during a 16-year period indicates the disease pattern encountered, and emphasizes the prevalence of preventable diseases, largely the result of malnutrition and infection, which leads to a high mortality, especially in the very young.

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