Prevalence of Nodding Syndrome — Uganda, 2012–2013

  title={Prevalence of Nodding Syndrome — Uganda, 2012–2013},
  author={Preetha J. Iyengar and Joseph Francis Wamala and Jeffrey Ratto and Curtis Blanton and Mugagga Malimbo and Luswa Lukwago and Steven Becknell and Robert W Downing and S. K. Bunga and James Sejvar and Issa Makumbi},
  booktitle={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
Nodding syndrome (NS) is a seizure disorder of unknown etiology, predominately affecting children aged 3-18 years in three sub-Saharan countries (Uganda, South Sudan, and Tanzania), with the primary feature of episodic head nodding. These episodes are thought to be one manifestation of a syndrome that includes neurologic deterioration, cognitive impairment, and additional seizure types. NS investigations have focused on clinical features, progression, and etiology; however, none have provided a… CONTINUE READING
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