Awaking a sleeping epidemic

Show simple item record Van Coller, Riaan Van Rensburg, Elna Schutte, Clara-Maria Brink, Delene Welthagen, Gerhard Frederick Dove, Mike G. 2007-07-25T13:19:15Z 2007-07-25T13:19:15Z 2007-04
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dc.description.abstract Two patients with African sleeping sickness (SS) presented to the neurology unit, Pretoria Academic Hospital, during 2004 and 2005. SS has shown a recent resurgence, with epidemics in the Sudan, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The number of infected people in Africa is currently estimated at more than 500 000. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 20 Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and 30 T. b. rhodesiense infections are diagnosed yearly outside endemic areas in Africa. Migration, tourism, peacekeeping and military interventions and the re-emergence of SS epidemics might increase these numbers.1 The electroencephalogram (EEG) is often useful in the diagnosis of coma and delirium, but has not been widely used in the diagnosis of SS. The EEG is proposed as a novel way to follow disease progression, treatment response and treatmentinduced encephalopathy. en
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dc.identifier.citation Van Coller, R, Van Rensburg, E, Schutte, C, Brink, D, Welthagen, G & Dove, MG 2007, 'Awaking a sleeping epidemic', South African Medical Journal, vol. 97, no. 4, pp. 250-251. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2469
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher South African Medical Association en
dc.rights South African Medical Association en
dc.subject Treatment-induced encephalopathy en
dc.subject Treatment response en
dc.subject Disease progression en
dc.subject Electroencephalogram en
dc.subject Diagnosis en
dc.subject African sleeping sickness en
dc.subject Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh African trypanosomiasis -- Pretoria (South Africa) en
dc.subject.lcsh Trypanosoma brucei en
dc.subject.lcsh Electroencephalography en
dc.subject.lcsh Diagnosis en
dc.subject.lcsh Neurology -- Research en
dc.title Awaking a sleeping epidemic en
dc.type Article en

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