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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 per ...

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Burton, KJ More by this author
Rogathe, J More by this author
Whittaker, R More by this author
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Journal:
Epilepsia
Volume:
53
Issue:
4
Pages:
752-760
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1528-1167
ISSN:
0013-9580
URN:
uuid:7e5a42a8-49ab-40d6-94da-623c98ca1de1
Source identifiers:
251953
Local pid:
pubs:251953

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