Neurology and Neurorehabilitation

Henriette Kirstine Christensen

Editorial Office, Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, Germany


  • Short Communication   
    Epilepsy caused by Parasitic Parasites in an Onchocerciasis Endemic Area
    Author(s): Henriette Kirstine Christensen*

    In Africa, where parasitological infections are common, epilepsy is prevalent. A door-to-door study in 2016 found an epilepsy prevalence of 4.6 percent in an Onchocerciasis endemic area in the Logo health zone, Ituri province, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and 50.6 percent of epileptics were infected with Onchocerca volvulus. In the current study, the serum of 195 people infected with O. volvulus and suffering from epilepsy was tested to determine the proportion of co-infections with Taenia solium, Toxocara Canis and Strongyloides. Neuro-inflammation may be linked to Onchocerciasis- Associated Epilepsy (OAE), although little immunological research in children with this type of epilepsy has been conducted to date. In a preliminary investigation, we examined cytokine levels in the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) of people with OAE from Maridi, South Sudan, and Mosango, DRC, and compar.. View More»
    DOI: 10.37532/nnr.

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