Nodding Syndrome in Onchocerciasis Endemic Areas

R. Colebunders, Adam Hendy, M. van Oijen

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Abstract

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
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Nodding Syndrome in Onchocerciasis Endemic Areas. / Colebunders, R.; Hendy, Adam; van Oijen, M.

In: Trends in Parasitology, Vol. 32, No. 8, 01.08.2016, p. 581-583.

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Colebunders, R, Hendy, A & van Oijen, M 2016, 'Nodding Syndrome in Onchocerciasis Endemic Areas', Trends in Parasitology, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 581-583. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2016.05.013
Colebunders, R. ; Hendy, Adam ; van Oijen, M. / Nodding Syndrome in Onchocerciasis Endemic Areas. In: Trends in Parasitology. 2016 ; Vol. 32, No. 8. pp. 581-583.
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