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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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TSHIFULARO, M  and  JOSEPH, C A. Otosclerosis and TGF-β1 gene in black South Africans. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2008, vol.98, n.9, pp.720-723. ISSN 2078-5135.

Limited literature is available on the epidemiology and genetics of otosclerosis in South African blacks, among whom it is extremely rare. We undertook this study because we had documented and surgically confirmed cases of clinical oval window otosclerosis in this population.

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