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|Title: ||Profile of neurological disorders in an adult neurology clinic in Kumasi, Ghana|
|Authors: ||Sarfo, Fred Stephen|
|Keywords: ||Neurologic disorders|
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||eNeurological Sci. 3|
|Citation: ||eNeurological Sci. 3 (2016) 69–74|
|Abstract: ||Background: Although the burden of neurological disorders is highest among populations in developing countries
there is a dearth of data on the clinical spectrum of these disorders.
Objective: To profile the frequency of neurologic disorders and basic demographic data in an adult neurology outpatient
service commissioned in 2011 in Kumasi, Ghana.
Methods: The study was conducted at the neurology clinic of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi,
Ghana. Over a three year period, all medical records of patients enrolled at the out-patient neurology clinic
was reviewed by a neurologist and neurological diagnoses classified according to ICD-10.
Results: 1812 adults enrolled for care in the neurology out-patient service between 2011 and 2013. This
comprised of 882 males and 930 females (male: female ratio of 1.0: 1.1) with an overall median age of 54
(IQR, 39–69) years. The commonest primary neurological disorders seen were strokes, epilepsy and seizure
disorders, and movement disorders at frequencies of 57.1%, 19.8%, and 8.2% respectively.
Conclusions: Cerebrovascular diseases, epilepsy and movement disorders were among the commonest
neurological disorders and the major contributors to neurologic morbidity among Ghanaians in an urban
|Description: ||An article published in eNeurological Sci. 3 (2016) 69–74|
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