Door-to-door survey of major neurological diseases in rural Ecuador--the Atahualpa Project: methodological aspects.

@article{Brutto2004DoortodoorSO,
  title={Door-to-door survey of major neurological diseases in rural Ecuador--the Atahualpa Project: methodological aspects.},
  author={Oscar H Del Brutto and Luis A. Idrovo and Roc{\'i}o Santib{\'a}{\~n}ez and Enrique D{\'i}az-Calder{\'o}n and Aurelio Mosquera and Fausto Cuesta and C{\'a}rlos Navas},
  journal={Neuroepidemiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={310-6}
}
We carried out a door-to-door survey to assess the prevalence, incidence, risk factors and possible etiology of major neurological diseases in Atahualpa, a rural village located in the coastal region of Ecuador. A total of 2,548 individuals were interviewed with standardized screening questionnaires to detect suspected cases of epilepsy, stroke and dementia, and they underwent a serum immunoblot test for the detection of anticysticercal antibodies (phase I). Positive individuals and a random… CONTINUE READING

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