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Neurological diseases at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in a semi-urban Nigerian tertiary hospital

Olufemi Samuel Akodu, Tinuade Adetutu Ogunlesi, Abiodun Folashade Adekanmbi, Fatai Adekunle Gbadebo.

Abstract
Neurological diseases in children may be associated with mortality and long-term morbidity when they recover from acute ailments. The pattern of neurological disorders in an outpatient service may highlight the burden of these diseases. The objective of the present study is to describe the pattern of neurological disorders at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Nigeria. A retrospective analysis of consecutive patients in a Pediatric Neurology Clinic of OOUTH, from 1st January 2011 till 31st December 2014, was carried out. A total of 4,476 patients attended the pediatric outpatient unit. Of these, 433 children had neurological disorders with a prevalence of 9.67%. The most frequent pediatric neurological disorders included seizure disorders (37.7%), cerebral palsy (37.7%), and central nervous system infections with complications (6.2%). The subjects with cerebral palsy were the youngest, while the subjects with seizures were the oldest. This study emphasizes that neurological disease contributes substantially to childhood morbidity in a semi-urban African tertiary hospital.

Key words: Cerebral palsy, meningitis, Neurological disorders. Outpatient care, Seizure disorders, semi-urban


 
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Akodu OS, Ogunlesi TA, Adekanmbi AF, Gbadebo FA. Neurological diseases at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in a semi-urban Nigerian tertiary hospital. Sudan J Paed. 2022; 22(1): 83-89. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1588669565


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Akodu OS, Ogunlesi TA, Adekanmbi AF, Gbadebo FA. Neurological diseases at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in a semi-urban Nigerian tertiary hospital. https://www.sudanjp.com/?mno=104639 [Access: August 01, 2022]. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1588669565


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Akodu OS, Ogunlesi TA, Adekanmbi AF, Gbadebo FA. Neurological diseases at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in a semi-urban Nigerian tertiary hospital. Sudan J Paed. 2022; 22(1): 83-89. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1588669565



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Akodu OS, Ogunlesi TA, Adekanmbi AF, Gbadebo FA. Neurological diseases at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in a semi-urban Nigerian tertiary hospital. Sudan J Paed. (2022), [cited August 01, 2022]; 22(1): 83-89. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1588669565



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Akodu, O. S., Ogunlesi, . T. A., Adekanmbi, . A. F. & Gbadebo, . F. A. (2022) Neurological diseases at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in a semi-urban Nigerian tertiary hospital. Sudan J Paed, 22 (1), 83-89. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1588669565



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Akodu, Olufemi Samuel, Tinuade Adetutu Ogunlesi, Abiodun Folashade Adekanmbi, and Fatai Adekunle Gbadebo. 2022. Neurological diseases at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in a semi-urban Nigerian tertiary hospital. Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics, 22 (1), 83-89. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1588669565



Chicago Style

Akodu, Olufemi Samuel, Tinuade Adetutu Ogunlesi, Abiodun Folashade Adekanmbi, and Fatai Adekunle Gbadebo. "Neurological diseases at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in a semi-urban Nigerian tertiary hospital." Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics 22 (2022), 83-89. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1588669565



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Akodu, Olufemi Samuel, Tinuade Adetutu Ogunlesi, Abiodun Folashade Adekanmbi, and Fatai Adekunle Gbadebo. "Neurological diseases at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in a semi-urban Nigerian tertiary hospital." Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics 22.1 (2022), 83-89. Print. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1588669565



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Akodu, O. S., Ogunlesi, . T. A., Adekanmbi, . A. F. & Gbadebo, . F. A. (2022) Neurological diseases at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in a semi-urban Nigerian tertiary hospital. Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics, 22 (1), 83-89. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1588669565





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