Epilepsy in poor regions of the world

  title={Epilepsy in poor regions of the world},
  author={Charles Rjc Newton and H{\'e}ctor H Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={The Lancet},
Epilepsy is ubiquitous, but more devastating in the poorer regions of the world… or is it?
The incidence and prevalence of active epilepsy are greatest in Africa compared to all other continents, even those with equivalent poor settings. This is a reflection of the high levels of
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