Geographical and seasonal association between linamarin and cyanide exposure from cassava and the upper motor neurone disease konzo in former Zaire

@article{BaneaMayambu1997GeographicalAS,
  title={Geographical and seasonal association between linamarin and cyanide exposure from cassava and the upper motor neurone disease konzo in former Zaire},
  author={J. Banea-Mayambu and T. Tyllesk{\"a}r and N. Gitebo and N. Matadi and M. Gebre-Medhin and H. Rosling},
  journal={Tropical Medicine & International Health},
  year={1997},
  volume={2}
}
High cyanide intake from consumption of insufficiently processed cassava has been advanced as a possible aetiology of the upper motor neurone disease konzo. However, similar neurodamage has not been associated with cyanide exposure from any other source. With an ecological study design, we compared 22 cases of konzo, 57 unaffected household members and 116 members from unaffected households, a total of 195 subjects, in konzo‐affected savanna villages with 103 subjects in adjacent non‐affected… Expand
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