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Risk of convulsive epilepsy following acute seizures in Kenyan children

Abstract:
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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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1002/epi4.12013

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Bistervels, IM More by this author
Kariuki, SM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Funding agency for:
Newton, CR
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Epilepsia Open Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
112–120
Publication date:
2016
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ISSN:
2470-9239
URN:
uuid:001950f1-20fd-4fea-818c-2960cd5599bf
Source identifiers:
636779
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pubs:636779

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