Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of nodding syndrome in Mundri County, southern Sudan.

@article{Tumwine2012ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of nodding syndrome in Mundri County, southern Sudan.},
  author={James K Tumwine and Katelijn A.H. Vandemaele and Stella Chungong and Monique Richer and Martha Anker and Y Ayana and M. Opoka and Douglas N. Klaucke and A Quarello and Peter S. Spencer},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={242-8}
}
BACKGROUND Nodding syndrome (repetitive nodding and progressive generalized seizures) is assuming epidemic proportions in South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. OBJECTIVE To describe clinical and epidemiological features of nodding syndrome in southern Sudan based on preliminary investigations conducted in 2001 and 2002. METHOD Household surveys, clinical, electrophysiological (EEG) assessments, informant interviews and case-control studies were conducted in the town of Lui and the village of… CONTINUE READING
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