Epilepsy in developing countries. Workshop. Heemstede NLD, 1993/06/25.
In 1978 a group of the Liberian Institute of Biomedical Research, the New York Blood Center and a Dutch anthropologist and nurse Corrie Gerrits found a high prevalence of epilepsy in the Grand Bassa area in Liberia.
In 1982 Goudsmit and Van der Waals found a prevalence of 28 pro mille in the same area1.
In January 1987 100 of 300 patients in district 3B of this area were examined.
At that time they were under control of a local village health worker (VHW) supervised by Gerrits.
This area had already been visited for 5 years, 3 or 4 times a year and treatment was given only with phenobarbitone, which had been donated from abroad.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epilepsie, Programme sanitaire, Soin santé primaire, Libéria, Afrique, Homme, Chimiothérapie, Phénobarbital, Traitement, Hypnotique, Sédatif, Barbiturique, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epilepsy, Sanitary program, Primary health care, Liberia, Africa, Human, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Hypnotic, Sedative, Barbituric, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder
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