Epilepsy in Africa: caution and optimism.

  title={Epilepsy in Africa: caution and optimism.},
  author={Gretchen Lano Birbeck},
  journal={The Lancet. Neurology},
  volume={12 3},
In this issue of The Lancet Neurology, Anthony Ngugi and colleagues report important insights into the epidemiology of epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa through a multicountry, population-based study of epilepsy prevalence and risk factors. Although populationbased reports of epilepsy prevalence data from Africa are readily available, substantial prevalence heterogeneity—sometimes even within the same country—has led to many questions about the various assessment methods used and the… CONTINUE READING
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