Konzo Outbreak, in the South-West of the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1996.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/21178
Title:
Konzo Outbreak, in the South-West of the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1996.
Authors:
Bonmarin, I; Nunga, M; Perea, W
Journal:
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Abstract:
In August 1996, cases of poliomyelitis were reported in Kahemba zone, in the south-west of the Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo. The diagnosis was reviewed and charged to Konzo, a spastic paraparesis attributed to food cyanide intoxication. In order to describe the phenomena, a community-based survey took place and found 237 people affected. The highest prevalence was found in the most isolated part of the zone. The patients suffered from an isolated non-progressive spastic paraparesis of abrupt onset. Children and women were the most affected groups, especially women after childbirth. Most of the patients developed the disease after 1990 with 101 cases in 1996. Cassava processing was the same over time and in all the villages. The study did not fully explain the increased number of cases in 1996 but suggested that complementary investigations regarding micronutrient intakes, especially vitamin A, would be necessary.
Affiliation:
Epicentre, 8 rue St Sabin, Paris, France. i.bonmarin@invs.sante.fr
Publisher:
Published by Oxford University Press
Issue Date:
Aug-2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/21178
PubMed ID:
12200986
Additional Links:
http://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/48/4/234?ijkey=zbWwBayHQ36l.&keytype=ref&siteid=tropej
Language:
en
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ISSN:
0142-6338
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Other Diseases

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dc.contributor.authorBonmarin, I-
dc.contributor.authorNunga, M-
dc.contributor.authorPerea, W-
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-19T14:46:48Z-
dc.date.available2008-03-19T14:46:48Z-
dc.date.issued2002-08-
dc.identifier.citationKonzo Outbreak, in the South-West of the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1996. 2002, 48 (4):234-8 J. Trop. Pediatr.en
dc.identifier.issn0142-6338-
dc.identifier.pmid12200986-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/21178-
dc.descriptionTo access this article, click "Additional LInks"en
dc.description.abstractIn August 1996, cases of poliomyelitis were reported in Kahemba zone, in the south-west of the Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo. The diagnosis was reviewed and charged to Konzo, a spastic paraparesis attributed to food cyanide intoxication. In order to describe the phenomena, a community-based survey took place and found 237 people affected. The highest prevalence was found in the most isolated part of the zone. The patients suffered from an isolated non-progressive spastic paraparesis of abrupt onset. Children and women were the most affected groups, especially women after childbirth. Most of the patients developed the disease after 1990 with 101 cases in 1996. Cassava processing was the same over time and in all the villages. The study did not fully explain the increased number of cases in 1996 but suggested that complementary investigations regarding micronutrient intakes, especially vitamin A, would be necessary.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublished by Oxford University Press-
dc.relation.urlhttp://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/48/4/234?ijkey=zbWwBayHQ36l.&keytype=ref&siteid=tropejen
dc.rightsArchived on this site with kind permission from Oxford University Pressen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshCongoen
dc.subject.meshDeveloping Countriesen
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshManihoten
dc.subject.meshMotor Neuron Diseaseen
dc.subject.meshParaparesis, Tropical Spasticen
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillanceen
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen
dc.subject.meshSurvival Analysisen
dc.titleKonzo Outbreak, in the South-West of the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1996.en
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, 8 rue St Sabin, Paris, France. i.bonmarin@invs.sante.fren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Tropical Pediatricsen

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