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Etiology and electroclinical pattern of late onset epilepsy in Ibadan, Southwestern Nigeria

  title={Etiology and electroclinical pattern of late onset epilepsy in Ibadan, Southwestern Nigeria},
  author={L. Owolabi and A. Ogunniyi},
  journal={African Journal of Neurological Sciences},
Background Late onset epilepsy (LOE) is a common neurological problem throughout the world. It is an area that has not been fully explored in the developing countries like Nigeria. The aim of the present study is to  determine the pattern of presentation of late onset epilepsy with the view to identifying the etiologic as well as describe their electro-clinical pattern. Methods 120 consecutive patients presenting at the University College Hospital with LOE were recruited. A  detailed history… Expand


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