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  1. VI The Muhimbili epilepsy project, a three proged approach : assessment of the size of the problem, organization of the an epilepsy care system and research on risk factors.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Epilepsy in developing countries. Workshop. Heemstede NLD, 1993/06/25.

    The astute observations of Louise Jilek-Aall1 provided one of the first documented reports on the high prevalence of epilepsy (at least in certain areas) in Africa.

    With a 2% prevalence it was for many years an absolute topper until reports from Liberia2 and Nigeria3 found prevalence rates between 3 and 4 per cent of the (local) population.

    In 1979 Jilek-Aall et al. 4 commented The heredofamilial pattern of occurrence appears compatible with a genetic hypothesis of autosomal-recessive inheritance, but it could also be indicative of a transmissible slow infection with a viruslike agent, possibly interacting with the genetic mechanism of susceptible hosts.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epilepsie, Programme sanitaire, Soin santé primaire, Tanzanie, Afrique, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epilepsy, Sanitary program, Primary health care, Tanzania, Africa, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0529790

    Code Inist : 002B17A03. Création : 199501.