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Edited By: Gary W. Mathern, MD and Astrid Nehlig, PhD
Impact Factor: 4.584
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 26/194 (Clinical Neurology)
Online ISSN: 1528-1167
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The Asia versus Africa controversy stems from a sentence interpreted out of context, when addressing the cultural context of epilepsy in the African continent. A WHO African Region Report noted that epilepsy is perceived as an “African” ailment, a manifestation of supernatural forces, traditionally looked upon as caused by ancestral or evil spirits. Meant to indicate that in most parts of Africa, the perception of epilepsy is strongly imprinted in local culture and spiritual beliefs, other communities in Asia and Latin America also have epilepsy embedded in their beliefs in similar ways.
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10th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress
August 7-10, 2014
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March 26-29, 2015
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COMMENTARIES: ILAE DEFINITION OF EPILEPSY
Commentary: ILAE President--Emilio Perucca
Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pavia and C. Mondino National Neurological Institute, Pavia, Italy.
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