Infectious causes of seizures and epilepsy in the developing world.

@article{Singhi2011InfectiousCO,
  title={Infectious causes of seizures and epilepsy in the developing world.},
  author={Pratibha D. Singhi},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 7},
  pages={
          600-9
        }
}
Central nervous system (CNS) infections are the main cause of seizures and acquired epilepsy in the developing world. Geographical variations determine the common causes in a particular region. Acute seizures are common in severe meningitis, viral encephalitis, malaria, and neurocysticercosis, and in most cases are associated with increased mortality and morbidity, including subsequent epilepsy. Neuronal excitability secondary to proinflammatory signals induced by CNS infections are an… CONTINUE READING
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