Mouhamadou Diagana

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Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a major public health problem in Southeast Asia with around 50,000 cases and 10,000 deaths per year affecting essentially children below 10 years of age. The JE virus has shown a tendency to extend to other geographic regions. JE may cause severe encephalitis and survivors are frequently left with serious neurological lesions.(More)
PURPOSE The need for comparable epidemiologic data on epilepsy from various locations in tropical areas has led in 1994 to the creation of a questionnaire able to standardize information. The Limoges' questionnaire was created to collect information independently of the objectives of each survey performed, and since it has been employed in various(More)
Epilepsy is, above all tropical, moreover, very african in its frequency and gravity. Data on the prevalence of epilepsy shows it to be two or three times more prevalent in tropical zones than in industrialized countries in non tropical areas, however it is rare to find data on the incidence and prognosis of epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa. It is difficult(More)
OBJECTIVES This work aimed at describing EEG abnormalities in epileptic patients living in areas endemic for cysticercosis, underlining the electroclinical correlations and discussing the interest of EEG examination in this context. METHODS During a case-control study, 250 EEGs from patients with epilepsy were recorded with a portable system. Types of(More)
AIM We reviewed the epidemiology of ALS among subjects of African origin, considering incidence, phenotype and prognosis. METHODS We searched Medline, Scopus, Science direct, Bibliothèque Virtuelle de Neurologie Africaine (BVNA), ( ) and African journal OnLine databases using the following search terms "amyotrophic lateral(More)
Prevalence of epilepsy in developing countries is considered to be 2 to 5 times superior to the industrialized countries. In tropical areas, the diagnosis of epilepsy is still reliant on the clinic and requires a precise semiological description. A good epidemiological and clinical research requires standardized and validated screening tools. The objective(More)
Mini mental state tests (MMS) were administered to 227 adults over the age of 40 years living in an Ecuadorian urban Andean community known to be an endemic zone for Taenia solium taeniasis and cysticercosis. The overall prevalence of cognitive impairment was 8.4% (19/227). The prevalence of cognitive impairment was 23.5% (8 cases) in adults over 75 years(More)
This prospective study was focused on the radiological features of stroke and the recent contribution of computerized tomographic scan (CT scan) to diagnosis of hospitalized stroke patients. All patients admitted for stroke to the Neurology Department of the Nouakchott Hospital between January 1, 1996 and June 30, 1997 were enrolled in this study. Patients(More)
Status epilepticus (SE) is a condition requiring emergency care, which is often poorly managed in developing countries due to the lack of personnel, drugs, and insufficient technical and medical means. This study aims at determining the epidemiologic and etiologic characteristics and the difficulty in treating SE under the existing medical practice(More)
It is about a retrospective study dealing with the place of tuberculous spondylitis with discitis among medullary wounds hospitalized in our service from January 1995 to June 1998 and their medical care. Twenty reports have been done making: 30.30% of our medullary wounds. We have noted a male prevalence and precocity. The flaccido-spastic paraplegia with(More)