The aetiology of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 2001 Apr;26(2):82-92. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2273.2001.00449.x.

Abstract

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a disease with a remarkable racial and geographical distribution. In most parts of the world it is a rare condition and in only a handful of places does this low risk profile alter. These include the Southern Chinese, Eskimos and other Arctic natives, inhabitants of South-East Asia and also the populations of North Africa and Kuwait.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Africa / epidemiology
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Asia / epidemiology
  • Carcinoma / classification
  • Carcinoma / epidemiology
  • Carcinoma / etiology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / ethnology
  • Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors