Journal article

Management of stroke in sub-Saharan Africa: Current issues

TA Adoukonou, J-M Vallat, J Joubert, F Macian, R Kabore, L Magy, D Houinato, P-M Preux

Revue Neurologique | MASSON EDITEUR | Published : 2010

Abstract

In sub-Saharan Africa, stroke is likely to present an increasingly important public health problem with a larger relative share of overall morbidity and mortality. Overall, sub-Saharan Health Care is characterized by a lack of human resources, lack of facilities for special investigations, and especially an absence of specific programs addressing the prevention of cardiovascular conditions. Current data on the epidemiology of stroke in sub-Saharan Africa, although sparse and fragmentary, indicate a comparatively high incidence of cerebral hemorrhage associated with high blood pressure, while ischemic stroke in black Africans still appears to be related primarily to small artery disease, HIV ..

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