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Incidence and outcome of convulsive status epilepticus in Kenyan children: a cohort study.

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BACKGROUND: Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is the most common neurological emergency in childhood and is often associated with fever. In sub-Saharan Africa, the high incidence of febrile illnesses might influence the incidence and outcome of CSE. We aimed to provide data on the incidence, causes, and outcomes of childhood CSE in this region. METHODS: Between March, 2006, and June, 2006, we studied all children who had been admitted with CSE to a Kenyan rural district hospital in 2002 and...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Paediatrics
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
The Lancet. Neurology
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
145-150
Publication date:
2008-02-05
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EISSN:
1474-4465
ISSN:
1474-4422
URN:
uuid:fe82353a-7a7a-4ad7-9430-8a6645ed590b
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120580
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pubs:120580

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