Chapter 50: history of tropical neurology.

  title={Chapter 50: history of tropical neurology.},
  author={Adesola Ogunniyi},
  journal={Handbook of clinical neurology},
Tropical neurology began less than two centuries ago. Consumption of dietary toxins predominated at the beginning and gave birth to the geographic entity. The story moved from lathyrism through Jamaican neuropathy to cassava-induced epidemic neuropathy, which was contrasted with Konzo, also associated with cassava. Other tropical diseases enumerated with chronological details include: Chaga's diseases, kwashiorkor, Madras type of motor neuron disease, atlanto-axial dislocation, Burkitt's… CONTINUE READING


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