John Libbey Eurotext

Persons with onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy and nodding seizures have a more severe form of epilepsy with more cognitive impairment and higher levels of Onchocerca volvulus infection Volume 22, issue 3, June 2020

Authors
1 Global Child Health Group, Department of Paediatrics and Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 Amref International University, Nairobi, Kenya
3 Maridi State Hospital, Maridi, Republic of South Sudan
4 National Public Health Laboratory, Republic of South Sudan
5 Maridi Health Sciences Institute, Maridi, Republic of South Sudan
6 Global Health Institute, University of Antwerp, Belgium
7 Amref Health Africa, Juba, Republic of South Sudan
8 Neglected Tropical Diseases Unit, Ministry of Health, Juba, Republic of South Sudan
* Correspondence: Robert Colebunders Global Health Institute, University of Antwerp, Doornstraat 331, 2610 Antwerp, Belgium

Aims

Following previous reports of very high epilepsy prevalence in the onchocerciasis-endemic villages in Maridi County, South Sudan, a study was conducted to investigate the association between the level of Onchocerca volvulus infection, epilepsy, and related outcomes.