Nodding Syndrome in Onchocerciasis Endemic Areas

R. Colebunders, Adam Hendy, M. van Oijen

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High prevalence of nodding syndrome (NS) and other types of epileptic seizures have been reported in many onchocerciasis endemic regions in Africa for decades. To improve quality of life of affected patients and families, there is an urgent need to unravel the relationship between these epileptic disorders and onchocerciasis, and to design treatment and prevention strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-583
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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