Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 1992, Vol. 47 ›› Issue (5): 410-418.doi: 10.11821/xb199205004

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A DYNAMIC STUDY ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEVELOPMENTS OF KESHAN DISEASE AND SELENIUM AND LIFE ELEMENTS IN THE ECO-ENVIRONMENT IN CHUXIONG AREA OF YUNNAN PROVINCE

Zhu Wenyu1, Tan Jianan1, Lu Yilun1, Wang Lizhen1, Li Dezhu1, Niu Cunlong2, Xie Zuxiong3   

  1. 1. Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101;
    2. Prevention Cure and Research Centre of Keshan Diseaese Yunnan Province, Chuxiong 675000;
    3. Chuxiong Prefectural Auti-epidemic Station, Yunnan Province, Chuxiong 675000
  • Online:1992-09-15 Published:1992-09-15

Abstract: Keshan disease is an endemic cardiomyopathy. A great progress has been made in .the study of relationship between its pathogenesis and selenium. It has been identified both in the external and internal environments that Se deficiency in eco-environment is a principal factor for the oc-curence of the disease.

Key words: Keshan disease, Endemic disease, Selenium, Life elements, Medical geogra-phy, Eco-environment