Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in Greater Manchester.
An "unprecedented" rise in the incidence of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) was reported from the Central Region of Scotland in 1979. Examination of statistics from Greater Manchester showed a similar trend in some district health authorities but not others. Possible explanations are examined but future research is required. Hospital Activity Analysis can provide a useful tool for such research.
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