1996 年 55 巻 3 号 p. 314-320
To evaluate the prevalence of definitively diagnosed cases of Meniere's disease (MD) in the West Kubiki District of Niigata Prefecture in Japan, the diagnostic data files and record-linkage system at Itoigawa General Hospital were screened to identify the local residents who were definitively diagnosed with MD between 1991 and 1994. Reevaluation of the patient's data were established according to diagnostic criteria proposed by Meniere's Disease Research Committee of Japan supported by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Seventeen definite and 55 suspected cases were re-evaluated among 130 patients. All definitively diagnosed patients were evaluated by the ENT department. The prevalence in 1994 was estimated at 21 per 100000 population.