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Status epilepticus in sub-Saharan Africa: New findings.

Abstract:

Status epilepticus (SE) is common in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in children. Most cases in children are caused by infections, particularly malaria in endemic areas. The outcome is worse than in the West, probably because of delays in initiating treatment, and lack of skills and facilities for the management of SE. However some of the causes, for example, falciparum malaria, offer challenges in the diagnosis and the treatment of SE. Exposure to falciparum malaria increases the risk of SE...

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Publisher copy:
10.1111/epi.12277

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Newton, CR More by this author
Kariuki, SM More by this author
Journal:
Epilepsia
Volume:
54 Suppl 6
Issue:
SUPPL. 6
Pages:
50-53
Publication date:
2013-09-05
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EISSN:
1528-1167
ISSN:
0013-9580
URN:
uuid:b289c13d-bac9-4af4-a736-3b750f59b272
Source identifiers:
421121
Local pid:
pubs:421121

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