‘You sit in fear’: understanding perceptions of nodding syndrome in post-conflict northern Uganda

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Buchmann, Kristine;
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Global Health Action,volume 7 (issn: 1654-9716, eissn: 1654-9880)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4212077, doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.25069
  • Subject: Original Article | nodding syndrome | onchocerciasis | seizure | perceptions | RA1-1270 | nodding syndrome; onchocerciasis; seizure; perceptions; emerging disease | Public aspects of medicine | emerging disease | public health; global health; sociology; community health

Background: Nodding syndrome, a disabling epidemic epileptic encephalopathy, has affected an estimated 1,834 children in northern Uganda, with reports of as many as 3,000. Etiology is unknown and children are being treated symptomatically but inconsistently with anti-ep... View more
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