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- child health (paediatrics)
- eye (globe)
- public health
We estimated the Kenyan retinoblastoma incidence, and distribution by age, sex, family history, ethnicity and province. A nationwide chart-review identified retinoblastoma cases between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2007 (supplementary methods). We observed 206 cases in 46 Kenyan healthcare facilities, of which 58 (28%) were lost after referral, and 148 (72%) were traceable (figure 1). We excluded 16 cases, comprising 3 missing files and 13 with histology inconsistent with retinoblastoma (figure 2), leaving 132 cases. The concordance of 91% of available histological reports with the initial clinical diagnosis indicates that initial clinical diagnosis of retinoblastoma is performed adequately.
Funding Funding support was provided by Christoffel Blindenmission, Kenya.
Competing interests None.
Patient consent Obtained.
Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by Kenyatta National Hospital Ethics Board, Nairobi, Kenya.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Data sharing statement These data can be utilised by the Kenya Ministry of Health.
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