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Article Number - 5EB8DE1787


Vol.1(1), pp. 018-022 , October 2009

ISSN: 2141-2359



Full Length Research Paper

AIDS and epilepsy



Abbashar Hussein
  • Abbashar Hussein
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, P. O. Box 102 Khartoum, Sudan.
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Amira Sidig
  • Amira Sidig
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, P. O. Box 102 Khartoum, Sudan.
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Mohmad Malk Aldar
  • Mohmad Malk Aldar
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, P. O. Box 102 Khartoum, Sudan.
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 Accepted: 19 September 2009  Published: 31 October 2009

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The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of epilepsy among Sudanese AIDS patients and to study the underlying causes and types of epilepsy. About 700 AIDS patients where included in this cross sectional hospital based study. Almost 5.71% of the patients had epilepsy and 50% of them had generalized convulsion. Encephalitis was found to be the commonest cause of epilepsy followed by meningitis, brain abscess, CNS lymphoma and toxoplasmosis. The EEGs showed abnormal discharge in 28 patients (70%). AIDS is a great mimicker. It can be present in almost any neurological manifestation. Epilepsy is not an uncommon neurological manifestation associated with AIDS.                                         

 

Key words: AIDS, epilepsy, Sudanese patients.


APA (2009). AIDS and epilepsy. Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, 1(1), 018-022.
Chicago Abbashar Hussein, Amira Sidig and Mohmad Malk Aldar. "AIDS and epilepsy." Journal of AIDS and HIV Research 1, no. 1 (2009): 018-022.
MLA Abbashar Hussein, Amira Sidig and Mohmad Malk Aldar. "AIDS and epilepsy." Journal of AIDS and HIV Research 1.1 (2009): 018-022.
   
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