Objective: The prevalence of epilepsy is high in Africa, and people with epilepsy often have a history of acute seizures. We determined if acute seizures are associated with risk for epilepsy in rural Africa, where both conditions are common and may have shared risk factors. Methods: A total of 16,438 children (2,991 with acute seizures and 13,447 without seizures) admitted to Kilifi County Hospital from 2002-2008, were followed up through epidemiological su... Expand abstract
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Risk of convulsive epilepsy following acute seizures in Kenyan children
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