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dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Katrina B.
dc.contributor.authorKornfeld, Julie
dc.contributor.authorAdiama, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorMugenyi, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorSchmutzhard, Erich
dc.contributor.authorOvuga, Emilio
dc.contributor.authorKamstra, Jesse
dc.contributor.authorSylvia Winkler, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-11T11:17:00Z
dc.date.available2022-03-11T11:17:00Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationMitchell, K. B., Kornfeld, J., Adiama, J., Mugenyi, A., Schmutzhard, E., Ovuga, E., ... & Winkler, A. S. (2013). Nodding syndrome in northern Uganda: overview and community perspectives. Epilepsy & Behavior, 26(1), 22-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.10.030en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.10.030
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2706
dc.description.abstractThe increasing prevalence of nodding syndrome in northern Uganda has generated a wide range of speculations with respect to etiology and natural history of and best possible medical treatment for this mysterious seizure disorder. Despite in-depth investigations by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and theMinistry of Health in Uganda, no clear causal factors have emerged. At the same time, northern Uganda communities are voicing concern for their lack of knowledge about nodding syndrome. The purpose of this commentary is to summarize northern Uganda community perceptions of this syndrome. These reflections demonstrate the need for larger investigations into the impact of nodding syndrome and other seizure disorders on local communities both in northern Uganda and throughout the world, in particular rural areas of resource poor countries.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEpilepsy & Behavioren_US
dc.subjectNodding syndromeen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.subjectPsychosocialen_US
dc.subjectSocioeconomicen_US
dc.titleNodding syndrome in northern Uganda: Overview and community perspectivesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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