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Research In Ghana

Study Conducted  between 1983 and 1989 - 6yrs Period.

Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

They recorded 23 cases of Connective tissue disease during the period out of 4,507 admissions

Age ranged from 26 – 63 yrs (mean = 44yrs)

16 (70%) were females

11 had SLE

8 had R.A

SLE 2.4 per thousand

RA. 1.8 per thousand

They then concluded that SLE and RA are NOT COMMON

Affram RK and Neequaye AR, (1991). Systemic Lupus erythematosus and Other Rheumatic Disorders: Clinical Experience in Accra:, Ghana Medical Journal Vol 25:299-302

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