Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 3, Pages: 296-298
R.B. Nerli, Tanmaya Metgud, M.B. Hiremath, Ajay Guntaka, Shivagouda Patil and Vikram Prabha*
Dept. of Urology, KLE University’s JN Medical College & KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC, Belgaum 590 010, India
The high incidence of renal disorders/diseases in Canacona tuluk of Goa in India has been a matter of great concern. We analyzed the pattern of genitourinary problems in patients attending a free medical camp organised by the Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation at Canacona. 298 patients attended the camp, which included 166 males and 132 females. 40.9% had urolithiasis, 12.9% had chronic renal failure and 12.8% had LUTS secondary to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. There is a high prevalence of renal disorders among the inhabitants of Canacona taluk. These disorders include urolithiasis and chronic renal failure.
Keywords: Health monitoring, Urolithiasis; renal disorders, mycotoxins, India
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