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From channels to commissioning - a practical guide to epilepsy: lecture notes (Chapter 1 - The incidence and prevalence of epilepsy)

Neligan, A. & Sander, J.W. , Eds.: International League Against Epilepsy (UK Chapter) and Epilepsy Society, (2015)

This is the fifteenth edition of the lecture notes. They were first published in 1987 as a summary of the material used in the biannual epilepsy teaching weekend organised under the auspices of the UK Chapter of the International League against Epilepsy. (Lecture series consist of a total of 59 chapters. Section one - introduction (chapter 1-2). Section two - basic science (chapters 3-5). Section (chapters 6-16). Section four - differential diagnosis (chapter 17-19). Section five - investigations (chapter 20-24). Section six - medical treatment of epilepsy (chapters 25-35). Section seven - outcome (chapters 36-40). Section eight - special groups (chapters 41-44). Section nine - surgical treatment of epilepsy (chapters 45-49). Section ten - social aspects (chapters 50-56). Section eleven - provision of care (chapters 57-59). All chapters available at:

An estimate of the prevalence of epilepsy in Sub–Saharan Africa: A systematic analysis

Paul, A., Adeloye, D., George-Carey, et al. , Eds.: journal of Global health, (2012) • doi: 10.7189/jogh.02.020405 ~ December 2012 • Vol. 2 No. 2 • 020405

Strategy and plan of action on epilepsy

Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) , Eds.: World Health Organization (WHO), (2011)

Epilepsy is one of the world’s most common chronic neurological disorders. Roughly 50 million people suffer from it, 5 million of them in the Region of the Americas . Nevertheless, it is estimated that over 50% of these people in Latin America and the Caribbean have no access to services. Furthermore, the stigma attached to people with epilepsy is a barrier to the exercise of their human rights and social integration.

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