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The prevalence of essential tremor in rural northern Tanzania.

Authors
  • Dotchin, C L
  • Walker, R W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2008
Volume
79
Issue
10
Pages
1107–1109
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/jnnp.2007.134304
PMID: 18339731
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This is the first community based prevalence study of ET in sub-Saharan Africa. Previous data from community based neurological surveys showed lower prevalence rates of 5/100,000 in Ethiopia and 10/100,000 in Nigeria. Non-selective beta blockers are available locally and are affordable, yet none of these patients had previously been on any treatment.

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