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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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10.3389/fneur.2018.00276

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
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Frontiers Media
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Frontiers in Neurology More from this journal
Volume:
9
Article number:
976
Publication date:
2018-05-02
Acceptance date:
2018-04-09
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EISSN:
1664-2295
Pmid:
29770117
Language:
English
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pubs:853531
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uuid:f8602c87-5136-4b12-ae5a-de79a3441193
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853531
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2018-06-08

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