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Actigraphy in Human African Trypanosomiasis as a Tool for Objective Clinical Evaluation and Monitoring: A Pilot Study

  • Alfred K. Njamnshi mail,

    alfred.njamnshi@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Neurology Department, Central Hospital Yaoundé/Faculty of Medicine, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Paul F. Seke Etet,

    Affiliations: Neurology Department, Central Hospital Yaoundé/Faculty of Medicine, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Department of Neurological Sciences (DSNNMM), University of Verona, Verona, Italy

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  • Stephen Perrig,

    Affiliation: Sleep Studies Laboratory, University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Alphonse Acho,

    Affiliation: Neurology Department, Central Hospital Yaoundé/Faculty of Medicine, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Julius Y. Funsah,

    Affiliation: Neurology Department, Central Hospital Yaoundé/Faculty of Medicine, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Dieudonné Mumba,

    Affiliation: Institut National de la Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • Jean-Jacques Muyembe,

    Affiliation: Institut National de la Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • Krister Kristensson,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Marina Bentivoglio

    Affiliation: Department of Neurological Sciences (DSNNMM), University of Verona, Verona, Italy

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  • Published: February 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001525

About the Authors

Alfred K. Njamnshi, Paul F. Seke Etet, Alphonse Acho, Julius Y. Funsah
Neurology Department, Central Hospital Yaoundé/Faculty of Medicine, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Paul F. Seke Etet, Marina Bentivoglio
Department of Neurological Sciences (DSNNMM), University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Stephen Perrig
Sleep Studies Laboratory, University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
Dieudonné Mumba, Jean-Jacques Muyembe
Institut National de la Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Krister Kristensson
Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: alfred.njamnshi@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MB KK AKN. Performed the experiments: AKN AA JYF DM J-JM. Analyzed the data: AKN SP PFSE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AKN DM J-JM SP PFSE. Wrote the paper: MB AKN KK PFSE.