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Clinical application of epilepsy genetics in Africa: is now the time?

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Over 80% of people with epilepsy live in low- to middle-income countries where epilepsy is often undiagnosed and untreated due to limited resources and poor infrastructure. In Africa, the burden of epilepsy is exacerbated by increased risk factors such as central nervous system infections, perinatal insults, and traumatic brain injury. Despite the high incidence of these etiologies, the cause of epilepsy in over 60% of African children is unknown, suggesting a possible genetic origin. Large-s...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.3389/fneur.2018.00276

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Esterhuizen, AI More by this author
Carvill, GL More by this author
Ramesar, RS More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
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Publisher:
Frontiers Media Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Neurology Journal website
Volume:
9
Pages:
Article: 976
Publication date:
2018-05-02
Acceptance date:
2018-04-09
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EISSN:
1664-2295
Pubs id:
pubs:853531
URN:
uri:f8602c87-5136-4b12-ae5a-de79a3441193
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uuid:f8602c87-5136-4b12-ae5a-de79a3441193
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pubs:853531

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