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Research Article

Epilepsy in Onchocerciasis Endemic Areas: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Population-Based Surveys

  • Sébastien D. S. Pion mail,

    sebastien.pion@ird.fr

    Affiliation: Unité Mixte de Recherche 145, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and University of Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France

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  • Christoph Kaiser,

    Affiliation: Basic Health Services Kabarole & Bundbugyo Districts, Fort Portal, Uganda

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  • Fernand Boutros-Toni,

    Affiliation: Institut d'Epidémiologie Neurologique et de Neurologie Tropicale (EA3174), Faculté de Médecine, Limoges, France

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  • Amandine Cournil,

    Affiliation: Unité Mixte de Recherche 145, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and University of Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France

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  • Melanie M. Taylor,

    Affiliation: Office of HIV, STD and Hepatitis C Services, Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Stefanie E. O. Meredith,

    Affiliation: 134 Chemin du Recredoz, Divonne les Bains, France

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  • Ansgar Stufe,

    Affiliation: Peramiho Mission Hospital, Peramiho, United Republic of Tanzania (URT)

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  • Ione Bertocchi,

    Affiliation: Diocèse de Bouar, Bouar, Central African Republic (CAR)

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  • Walter Kipp,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Pierre-Marie Preux,

    Affiliation: Institut d'Epidémiologie Neurologique et de Neurologie Tropicale (EA3174), Faculté de Médecine, Limoges, France

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  • Michel Boussinesq

    Affiliation: Unité Mixte de Recherche 145, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and University of Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France

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  • Published: June 16, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000461

About the Authors

Sébastien D. S. Pion, Amandine Cournil, Michel Boussinesq
Unité Mixte de Recherche 145, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and University of Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France
Christoph Kaiser
Basic Health Services Kabarole & Bundbugyo Districts, Fort Portal, Uganda
Fernand Boutros-Toni, Pierre-Marie Preux
Institut d'Epidémiologie Neurologique et de Neurologie Tropicale (EA3174), Faculté de Médecine, Limoges, France
Melanie M. Taylor
Office of HIV, STD and Hepatitis C Services, Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Stefanie E. O. Meredith
134 Chemin du Recredoz, Divonne les Bains, France
Ansgar Stufe
Peramiho Mission Hospital, Peramiho, United Republic of Tanzania (URT)
Ione Bertocchi
Diocèse de Bouar, Bouar, Central African Republic (CAR)
Walter Kipp
Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: sebastien.pion@ird.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SDSP MB. Analyzed the data: SDSP FBT AC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MMT SEOM AS IB WK PMP MB. Wrote the paper: SDSP CK MMT SEOM WK MB.