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Prevalence, risk factors and behavioural and emotional comorbidity of acute seizures in young Kenyan children: a population-based study

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Background: Acute symptomatic seizures and febrile seizures are common in children admitted to hospitals in Africa and may be markers of brain dysfunction. They may be associated with behavioural and emotional problems, but there are no published community-based studies in Africa.

Methods: We screened 7047 children aged 1–6 years (randomly sampled from 50,000 in the community) for seizures (using seven questions) and invited those who screened positive and a proportion of...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12916-018-1021-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Kariuki, SM
Grant:
099782
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Funding agency for:
Newton, CRJC
Grant:
083744
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Medicine Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
35
Pages:
1-12
Publication date:
2018-03-07
Acceptance date:
2018-02-09
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ISSN:
1741-7015
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827326
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pubs:827326
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uuid:98e2e298-35a5-4343-97f2-35bd6e88caf1
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pubs:827326
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2018-03-02

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