Comprehensive management of epilepsy in onchocerciasis-endemic areas: lessons learnt from community-based surveys.

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Summary of "Comprehensive management of epilepsy in onchocerciasis-endemic areas: lessons learnt from community-based surveys."

Onchocerciasis-endemic regions are known to have a high epilepsy prevalence. Limited resources in these areas and poor access to healthcare by persons with epilepsy (PWE) result in a wide anti-epileptic treatment gap, poor seizure control and a high burden of seizure-related complications. Recent community-based surveys highlight the need for epilepsy management strategies suitable for remote onchocerciasis-endemic villages to ensure better health outcomes for PWE. In this paper, we propose a feasible approach to manage PWE in such settings.


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Name: Infectious diseases of poverty
ISSN: 2049-9957
Pages: 11


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