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Distribution of fluoride and fluorosis in Ethiopia and prospects for control
Analysis of hydrochemical, economic and demographic factors in the spatial distribution of high‐fluoride domestic water sources indicates that the fluorosis problem has become more serious in the Rift Valley in recent decades. Expand
Migraine, Chronic Tension-Type Headache, and Cluster Headache in An Ethiopian Rural Community
The prevalence of migraine among rural Ethiopians was less than among Nigerian Africans and the most frequent trigger factors were emotional stress, changes of weather, physical exhaustion, and smell. Expand
Endemic fluorosis in the Ethiopian Rift Valley.
Dental fluorosis was observed in more than 80% of sampled children resident in the Rift Valley since birth, with maximum prevalence in the age-group 10-14 years; 32% of the children showed severe dental mottling. Expand
Lathyrism in rural northwestern Ethiopia: a highly prevalent neurotoxic disorder.
Most patients developed the disease in the epidemic of 1976/77, although new cases appear to have occurred with an estimated mean annual incidence of 1.7:10,000, making attempts to develop low-BOAA strains to prevent lathyrism increasingly important. Expand
Neurological complications of endemic skeletal fluorosis, with special emphasis on radiculo-myelopathy
The results of surveys carried out between 1976 and 1985 in the fluorosis-endemic area of the Ethiopian Rift Valley is summarised, with emphasis on the neurological complications resulting from theExpand
Is lathyrism still endemic in northern Ethiopia? – The case of Legambo Woreda (district) in the South Wollo Zone, Amhara National Regional State
Background : Lathyrism is a neurotoxic disorder caused by over consumption of grass pea (lathyrism sativus). It is endemic in Ethiopia, India and Bangladesh. The fact that grass pea usually tends toExpand
Cerebrovascular accidents in Ethiopia.
The causes, risk factors and outcome of cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) in 150 patients admitted to Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between 1983 and 1985 were studied. CerebralExpand
The Global Campaign (GC) to Reduce the Burden of Headache Worldwide. The International Team for Specialist Education (ITSE)
The Global Campaign to Reduce the Burden of Headache Worldwide was planned by the major international headache organizations together with WHO in order to identify and remove those cultural, social and educational barriers recognised as responsible factors for the inadequate treatment of headache disorders worldwide. Expand
Clinical and radiological prevalence of skeletal fluorosis among retired employees of Wonji-Shoa sugar estate in Ethiopia.
Skeletal fluorosis was more evident among the males, and the prevalence was higher among the factory and the agricultural workers than among the administrative workers, indicating that many cases were asymptomatic. Expand
Psychosocial assessment of lathyrism patients in rural Estie district of South Gondar, northern Ethiopia.
Psychosocial impacts of neurolathyrism affected matrimony among the rural farming population where marriage is considered as the most significant social achievement of any young member of the society and influenced the choice of occupation among the afflicted rural people. Expand