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Pattern of Neurological Disorders in an Adult Neurology Clinic at Abakaliki Nigeria

Chukwuemeka O. Eze, Olaronke F. Afolabi, Uma A. Kalu, Francis C. Okoro and Eugene C. Nzei

Global Journal of Health Science, 2021, vol. 13, issue 8, 72

Abstract: BACKGROUND- Neurological disorders are common with increasing prevalence worldwide. The pattern of their presentation at Abakaliki Nigeria is not known. It is against this background that we embarked on this retrospective observational study on the pattern of neurological disorders in an Adult neurology clinic at Abakaliki Nigeria. METHOD- This is a retrospective observational hospital based study where the attendance registers of the 2 neurology clinics were used to extract demographic and clinical information of patients seen at the clinics from January 2019 to June 2020. RESULTS- A total of 1910 (72%) patients (Male- 1063, Female- 847) had neurological disorders. Common neurological disorders include Stroke, Seizure disorder, Parkinsonism, Dementia, Spondylosis, and headache. CONCLUSION- Neurological disorders are quite common in neurology clinics at Abakaliki Nigeria with preponderance of stroke.

Date: 2021
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