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Neurocysticercosis and epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa

Athanase Millogo
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Alfred Kongnyu Njamnshi
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Mesu’a Kabwa-Pierreluabeya
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Neurocysticercosis is a public health problem and the leading cause of epilepsy in developing countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In this paper, the authors review the epidemiology of cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis, as well as the non-specific clinical manifestations which render clinical diagnosis challenging especially in the sub-Saharan African context. Special attention is given to the association of epilepsy and neurocysticercosis, the former being the most common symptom of the later, and the role of the later in epileptogenesis is discussed. The state of the art guidelines regarding diagnostic tests and treatment options are discussed and proposals for prevention are made, given the specific socio-culturaland economic context of the endemic countries, mostly in SSA.
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hal-02084029 , version 1 (29-03-2019)



Athanase Millogo, Alfred Kongnyu Njamnshi, Mesu’a Kabwa-Pierreluabeya. Neurocysticercosis and epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa. Brain Research Bulletin, 2019, 145, pp.30-38. ⟨10.1016/j.brainresbull.2018.08.011⟩. ⟨hal-02084029⟩
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