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Neurology in Africa
"Ex Africa semper aliquid novi [Out of Africa always something new]," wrote the Roman historian Pliny the elder. Neurology in Africa is no different, with the recent emergence of new diseases ranging from HIV to konzo. Historically, neurology in Africa has been included under the heading tropical neurology or neurology in the tropics and is well-reviewed by Poser and Poser.1 Some of the earliest descriptions of the more common neurologic disorders (ND), including stroke, migraine, paralysis, and seizures, come from ancient Egypt and Greece. These accounts include diseases like lathyrism, which occurs in temperate as well a...
Source: Neurology - August 11, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Howlett, W. P. Tags: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES Source Type: research