Title: Epidemic spastic paraparesis in Bandundu (Zaire)
Authors: Carton, Herwig ×
Kayembe, K
Billiau, Alfons
Maertens, K #
Issue Date: Jun-1986
Series Title: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry vol:49 issue:6 pages:620-7
Abstract: Epidemiological findings of twenty sporadic cases of epidemic spastic paraparesis (buka-buka) in three areas of Bandundu (Zaire) are reported. These findings suggest the involvement of an infectious agent and do not support the hypothesis of a dietary cyanide intoxication, which has been advanced to explain the outbreak of a very similar disease (Mantakassa) in Mozambique.
ISSN: 0022-3050
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Experimental Neurology
Laboratory of Immunobiology (Rega Institute)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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