The burden of traditional practices, ebino and tea-tea, on child health in Northern Uganda.

@article{Accorsi2003TheBO,
  title={The burden of traditional practices, ebino and tea-tea, on child health in Northern Uganda.},
  author={Sandro Accorsi and Massimo Fabiani and Nicoletta Ferrarese and Robert Iriso and Matthew Lukwiya and Silvia Declich},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={57 11},
  pages={
          2183-91
        }
}
Traditional medical practices persist today in Northern Uganda; for example, the operations of ebino and tea-tea are frequently performed in childhood. Ebino, or "false teeth", refers to gingival swellings during the eruption of the primary canine teeth in infants, and consists of the extraction of deciduous canine tooth buds. Tea-tea consists of systematic cuts made on the chest wall when the child has difficulty in breathing. The objectives of this study are to describe the morbidity and… CONTINUE READING

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