Prevalence and pattern of epilepsy (Lath/Mirgi/Laran) in rural Kashmir, India

R. Koul, S. Razdan, A. Motta

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The rural population of 63,645 living in the mountainous Kuthar valley of South Kashmir, Northwest India was surveyed to determine the prevalence of major neurologic disorders, including epilepsy (called Lath/Mirgi/Laran in the local language). The survey was done according to a World Health Organization protocol (1981). House-to-house screening was done by Anganwadi workers to identify people with possible epilepsy. The screening questionnaire was translated into local vernacular. Persons who had some indication of a history of seizures or other neurologic disease were subsequently examined by a neurologic team. The diagnostic criteria of Hauser and Kurland (1975) were used to define cases of active epilepsy and seizure classification (ILAE, 1981) was done with clinical data. One hundred fifty-seven cases of active epilepsy were detected, giving a crude prevalence rate of 2.47/1,000 general population. In those aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-122
Number of pages7
JournalEpilepsia
Volume29
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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Epilepsy
Nervous System Diseases
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Rural Population
Nervous System
Language
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Surveys and Questionnaires

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Prevalence and pattern of epilepsy (Lath/Mirgi/Laran) in rural Kashmir, India. / Koul, R.; Razdan, S.; Motta, A.

In: Epilepsia, Vol. 29, No. 2, 1988, p. 116-122.

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Koul, R, Razdan, S & Motta, A 1988, 'Prevalence and pattern of epilepsy (Lath/Mirgi/Laran) in rural Kashmir, India', Epilepsia, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 116-122.
Koul, R. ; Razdan, S. ; Motta, A. / Prevalence and pattern of epilepsy (Lath/Mirgi/Laran) in rural Kashmir, India. In: Epilepsia. 1988 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 116-122.
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