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Estimating the association between being seropositive for cysticercosis and the prevalence of epilepsy and severe chronic headaches in 60 villages of rural Burkina Faso

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Individuals diagnosed with neurocysticercosis often present with epilepsy and sometimes with progressively worsening severe chronic headaches (WSCH). While cross-sectional associations between seropositivity to cysticercal antigens and epilepsy have been reported, few large scale studies have been conducted in West Africa and none have measured the association between seropositivity to cysticercal antigens and headaches. This study aimed at filling these knowledge gaps by estimating the strength of the cross-sectional association between seropositivity to cysticercal antigens and the prevalence of epilepsy and WSCH in 60 villages of Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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hal-02022991 , version 1 (18-02-2019)

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Ida Sahlu, Hélène Carabin, Rasmané Ganaba, Pierre-Marie Preux, Assana Kone Cissé, et al.. Estimating the association between being seropositive for cysticercosis and the prevalence of epilepsy and severe chronic headaches in 60 villages of rural Burkina Faso. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2019, 13 (1), pp.e0007101. ⟨10.1371/journal.pntd.0007101⟩. ⟨hal-02022991⟩
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