Mounting evidence suggests that inflammation resulting from stroke, infection, neurotrauma, etc is correlated with the occurrence of epilepsy
. Moreover, it is reported that some inflammatory mediators such as cytokines, complement factors, and prostaglandins play roles in epileptogenesis (6-9).
The findings are published in 'Epilepsy
, a Public Health Imperative' released by World Health Organisation (WHO) and leading non-governmental organisations for epilepsy
, the International League Against Epilepsy
and the International Bureau for Epilepsy
A further 57 per cent admit they have little to no knowledge about epilepsy
Talking here Sunday about guidelines for epilepsy
patients who want to keep fast in the holy month of Ramazan, she said for majority of epilepsy
patients keeping fasts does not create any problem.
Allan Owino, Kitui county director of health, said it was regrettable that although epilepsy
is a treatable medical condition that can be well managed through drugs, many patients seek the help of witchdoctors to no avail.
The Camp provides a week for kids with epilepsy
that for some parents may be their only safe week off a year.
KARACHI -- Noted neurophysician of Pakistan and President of Epilepsy
Foundation Pakistan Dr Fowzia Siddiqui has said that epilepsy
is a treatable ailment and not a stigma, adding government, healthcare practitioners and caregivers should give special focus to epilepsy
patients for their proper treatment and recovery.
I am writing to ask your readers to turn their world purple for epilepsy
this Purple Day.
By visiting epilepsy
.org.uk/purple, or calling 0113 210 8851, you can request your free Purple Day fundraising pack.
KARACHI -- More than 2 million epilepsy
patients in Pakistan await government attention as lack of facilities and very costly medicines are still a big hurdle to reduce epilepsy
burden from our crumbling healthcare sector, said noted neurophysician of the country and president of Epilepsy
Foundation of Pakistan Dr Fowzia Siddiqui on the eve of world epilepsy
day here Sunday.
After 50 years of age the main causes of epilepsy
are high blood pressure, sugar and brain tumors.