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Epilepsy is ubiquitous, but more devastating in the poorer regions of the world... or is it?

Abstract:

The incidence and prevalence of active epilepsy are greatest in Africa compared to all other continents, even those with equivalent poor settings. This is a reflection of the high levels of structural and metabolic causes and may reflect an increased risk in parts of the continent. The full burden of epilepsy, which includes the social and medical morbidity of the disorder and where people with epilepsy are heavily stigmatized and frequently untreated, cannot be fully assessed even using the ...

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10.1111/epi.12602

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Wilmshurst, JM More by this author
Birbeck, GL More by this author
Newton, CR More by this author
Journal:
Epilepsia
Volume:
55
Issue:
9
Pages:
1322-1325
Publication date:
2014-09-05
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EISSN:
1528-1167
ISSN:
0013-9580
URN:
uuid:f248215f-a422-4ea2-89ae-a52d81700023
Source identifiers:
481249
Local pid:
pubs:481249

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