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Active convulsive epilepsy in a rural district of Kenya: a study of prevalence and possible risk factors.

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BACKGROUND: Few large-scale studies of epilepsy have been done in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of, treatment gap in, and possible risk factors for active convulsive epilepsy in Kenyan people aged 6 years or older living in a rural area. METHODS: We undertook a three-phase screening survey of 151,408 individuals followed by a nested community case-control study. Treatment gap was defined as the proportion of cases of active convulsive epilepsy without detectable amou...

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Journal:
The Lancet. Neurology
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
50-56
Publication date:
2008-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-4465
ISSN:
1474-4422
URN:
uuid:3641bc0a-6d9e-4f6c-884a-07605fb905b0
Source identifiers:
72519
Local pid:
pubs:72519

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