A programme of antiepileptic treatment in a rural and semi-urban region in Kenya was assessed.
Patients with generalised tonic-clonic seizures were treated according to one of two simple drug protocols.
Health workers screened cases reported by key informants in the community.
From the 529 patients identified by health workers as having active seizures 302 patients aged 6-65 years were recruited by a psychiatrist for therapy with carbamazepine or phenobarbitone.
Mots-clés Pascal : Afrique, Soin santé primaire, Programme sanitaire, Anticonvulsivant, Chimiothérapie, Epilepsie, Traitement, Kenya, Système nerveux pathologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Africa, Primary health care, Sanitary program, Anticonvulsant, Chemotherapy, Epilepsy, Treatment, Kenya, Nervous system diseases, Human
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Cote : 91-0412538
Code Inist : 002B02B06. Création : 199406.