Annals of African Medicine

RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73--75

Pattern of neurological disorder presenting at a paediatric neurology clinic in Nigeria


RD Wammanda, R Onalo, SJ Adama 
 Department of Paediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
R D Wammanda
Department of Paediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, 810001, Kaduna State
Nigeria

Background : Neurological diseases account for more than 20% of the world«SQ»s disease burden with majority of affected people living in Africa. However there is a paucity of literature on neurological disease in Africa. Methods : A retrospective review of 114 children with neurological problem seen at a paediatric neurological clinic in a 2-year. Results : Delayed developmental milestone, convulsion and inability to walk were the 3 most common reasons for referral to our Paediatric neurology clinic. Cerebral palsy (55.3%), Seizure disorder (26.3%) and postmeningitic complications (6.2%) were the common neurological disorder seen at our neurology clinic. The Paediatric outpatient department (POPD) of our hospital was the main source of referral for most cases (83.2%) and 71.1% of all patients resides within Zaria metropolis. The default rate from follow-up was higher among children with cerebral palsy compared to children with seizure disorder (58.7% vs. 13.3%, P< 0.001). Conclusion : Lack of adequate facilities for proper rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy could have been the main reason for the high default rate from follow-up.


How to cite this article:
Wammanda R D, Onalo R, Adama S J. Pattern of neurological disorder presenting at a paediatric neurology clinic in Nigeria.Ann Afr Med 2007;6:73-75


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Wammanda R D, Onalo R, Adama S J. Pattern of neurological disorder presenting at a paediatric neurology clinic in Nigeria. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2007 [cited 2022 May 26 ];6:73-75
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