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Epilepsy in Tanzanian children: Association with perinatal events and other risk factors

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Purpose: To define the prevalence and risk factors for epilepsy in children in a rural district of Tanzania by conducting a community-based case - control study. Methods: Children aged 6-14 years with active epilepsy (at least two unprovoked seizures in the last 5 years) were identified in a cross-sectional survey in Tanzania. Cases were compared with age-matched controls. Key Findings: Overall 112 children with epilepsy (CWE) were identified; the unadjusted prevalence of epilepsy was 2.91 pe...

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Journal:
Epilepsia
Volume:
53
Issue:
4
Pages:
752-760
Publication date:
2012-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1528-1167
ISSN:
0013-9580
URN:
uuid:5f50f5ba-9548-48d0-a885-9c26cafa4ae8
Source identifiers:
323477
Local pid:
pubs:323477

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