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African Journal of Neurological Sciences
Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences
ISSN: 1015-8618
Vol. 14, No. 2, 1995
Bioline Code: ns95006
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1995

 en Clinical aspects of seizure disorders at Ouagadougou Burkina Faso: retrospective study of 532 cases.

Abstract

The African Journal of Neurological Sciences
Vol 14 No.2, 1995

Clinical aspects of seizure disorders at Ouagadougou Burkina Faso:
retrospective study of 532 cases.

J. Kabore, A. Lengani, Y.J. Drabo, Z. Melaku, P.M. Preux, M. Dumas & I.P.
Ndiaye 

Code Number: NS95006
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SUMMARY

A retrospective analysis of 532 patients with seizure disorders seen in
the Internal Medicine department of Yalgado OUEDRAOGO hospital,
Ouagadougou, over a seven years period is presented. The commonest type of
epileptic seizure encountered was generalized epilepsy of the tonic-clonic
type (61.5%), 35.5% had partial seizures, petit-mal type was seen in only
3%. Possible etiologies has been identified in 29.7% of the cases. Aspects
of treatment are briefly discussed. These results are compared with the
experiences in other African countries.

RESUME

A partir d'une serie de 532 observations de patients colligees dans le
service de Medicine Interne du CHU de Ougadougou, pendant une periode de 7
ans, les Auteurs decrivent les aspects cliniques des crises epileptiques
rencontrees; il s'agit de 108 patients hospitalises (dont 44% d'etat de mal
epileptique), et de 424 patients ambulatoires. La repartition des types
cliniques de crises. montre une predominance des crises generalisees
tonico-cloniques (61,5%); les crises partielles suivent avec 35,5%. Les
absences de 1 'enfant ne font que 3%.

Des etiologies possibles sont identifiees dans 29,7% des cas, dominees par
les causes traumatiques et les sequelles d'infection du systeme nerveux
central. Le traitement medicamenteux utilise plus souvent le phenobarbital
a cause de son cout peu eleve.

Key Words: Epilepsy - Burkina Faso

Copyright 1995 Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences

 

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