1st Edition

Epilepsy in the Tropics

By J.M.K. Murthy Copyright 2006
    242 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book focuses on epidemiology, diagnosis, symptomatology, clinical biology, treatment, economics, and health care. It will be a guidebook for professionals in tropical countries engaged in the care of people with epilepsy.

    Part I: Epidemiology 1. Epilepsy in Developing Countries: Historical Perspective 2. Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Developing Countries 3. Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Developing Countries 4. Mortality Associated with Epilepsy: Developing Countries Perspective 5. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Epilepsy in Developing Countries Part II: Clinical and Diagnostic Evaluation 6. Epilepsy in Developing Countries: Clinical Evaluation 7. Epilepsy in Developing Countries: Diagnostic Evaluation Part III: Epileptic Syndromes 8. Etiological Implication of Prenatal and Perinacal Brain Injury 9. Remote Symptomatic Epilepsies and Epileptic Syndromes: Etiological Spectrum 10. Neurocysticercosis and Epilepsy 11. Reflex Epilepsies in the Tropics: The Three Common Types 12. Hot-Water Epilepsy: A Geographically Specific Epilepsy Syndrome 13. Neonatal Seizures: Developing Countries Perspective 14. Febrile Seizure: Developing Counties Perspective 15. Acute Symptomatic Seizures: Clinical and Etiological Profile in Developing Countries 16. Status Epilepticus in Developing Countries: An Account Part IV: Clinical Biology of Epilepsy 17. Women with Epilepsy Special Issues in Developing Countries Part V. Medical and Surgical Treatment 18. Pharmacological Treatment of Epilepsy: Cost Effective Approaches 19. The Challenge Represented by Epilepsy Surgery in Developing Countries 20. Treatment of Epilepsy in India: Traditional Systems 21. Treatment of Epilepsy in Africa: Traditional Systems Part VI: Economic Issues 22. Antiepileptic Drug Prescription and Economic Burden 23. Economics of Epilepsy Surgery in Developing Countries Part VII: Delivery of Health Care 24. Organization of Epilepsy Care: Developing Countries in Asia 25. Organization of Epilepsy Care: Latin America 26. Organization of Epilepsy Care: Africa


    Murthy, J.M.K.