Epidemiology and aetiology of epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa.

@article{Preux2005EpidemiologyAA,
  title={Epidemiology and aetiology of epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa.},
  author={Pierre Marie Preux and Michel Druet-Cabanac},
  journal={The Lancet. Neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={21-31}
}
Data on the incidence of and prognosis for epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa are scarce, but prevalence data show that epilepsy is two or three times more common than in industrialised countries in non-tropical areas. The high prevalence of epilepsy and low life expectancy indicate that incidence is high. Relative contributions of each cause of epilepsy are difficult to determine. Only a few case-control studies have been done in sub-Saharan Africa. Infections, in particular cysticercosis in its… CONTINUE READING
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