A population-based neuroepidemiological survey of West syndrome in Okayama Prefecture, Japan

Eiji Oka, Nagako Murakami, Iori Ohmori, Tatsuya Ogino

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Abstract

It is important for the fields of child neurology and child public health to clarify the prevalence and incidence rates of West syndrome because this syndrome is a major cause of developmental disorders.However, there have been few reports in Japan on the prevalence rate of West syndrome in the general population.We carried out a population-based survey in Okayama Prefecture, in western Japan in 1994. The population under 2 years of age in Okayama Prefecture in 1994 was 37,085. Six cases of West syndrome were identified. The prevalence rate was 0.16 per 1000.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-583
Number of pages4
JournalBrain and Development
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2001

Keywords

  • Incidence rate
  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Prevalence rate
  • West syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

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