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Neurocysticercosis and epilepsy in Cameroon

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dc.contributor.author Zoli, A. P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nguekam en_US
dc.contributor.author Shey-Njila, O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nforninwe, D. N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Speybroeck, N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ito, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sato, M. O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Dorny, P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Brandt, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Geerts, S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-06T14:37:09Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-06T14:37:09Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0035-9203 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0035-9203(03)80103-7
dc.identifier.other ITG-A5A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A8A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A9A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-ALA en_US
dc.identifier.other ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other U-ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other DOI en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.other FTC en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/688
dc.description.abstract During January 2002 the frequency of Taenia solium cysticercosis was studied in a series of 504 epileptic patients from 3 rural localities in the West and North-West provinces of Cameroon using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for both circulating antigen (Ag-ELISA) and antibody (Ag-ELISA) detection. Taenia solium antigens were detected in the sera of 1.2% of the patients whereas specific antibodies against the parasite were present in 44.6% of the patients. Significantly less seropositive results in Ab-ELISA were recorded in Batibo than in Bandjoun and Bamendjou, whereas a borderline significant difference was recorded with increasing age. Furthermore, 56.2% of patients with late-onset epilepsy showed antibodies against cysticercosis. Taenia solium cysticercosis appears to be an important cause of epilepsy in Cameroon. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en_US
dc.subject Cysticercosis en_US
dc.subject Taenia solium en_US
dc.subject Complications en_US
dc.subject Epilepsy en_US
dc.subject Ag-ELISA en_US
dc.subject Antibody detection en_US
dc.subject Circulating antigens en_US
dc.subject Cameroon en_US
dc.subject Africa, Central en_US
dc.title Neurocysticercosis and epilepsy in Cameroon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 6 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene en_US
dc.citation.volume 97 en_US
dc.citation.pages 683-686 en_US
dc.publisher.place Amsterdam
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16117963
dc.identifier.url http://www.elsevier.com/locate/inca/681019
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg en_US


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