Risk Factors for Epilepsy in Rural Laos : a Case-control Study

@inproceedings{Tran2007RiskFF,
  title={Risk Factors for Epilepsy in Rural Laos : a Case-control Study},
  author={Duc Si Tran and Peter Odermatt and Le Thi Kim Oanh and P. Huc and Niranh Poumindr and Akira Ito and Michel Druet-Cabanac and P. M. Preux and Michel Strobel},
  year={2007}
}
The objects of this study was to assess the major etiologic categories of epilepsy in a rural district of the Lao PDR. Thirty-one newly identified patients with confirmed active epilepsy were compared with 124 controls, matched for gender, age and village residence. Risk factors for epilepsy were investigated with particular focus on taeniasis and cysticercosis serology. A history of head trauma (OR=4.7, p=0.05), family history of epilepsy (OR=12.8, p=0.03), and the use of human feces to… CONTINUE READING

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