Nodding syndrome caused by response to parasitic protein, international study suggests

Posted by on February 15, 2017 6:59 pm
Categories: health

New clues to the link between Nodding syndrome, a devastating form of pediatric epilepsy found in specific areas of east Africa, and a parasitic worm that can cause river blindness have now been uncovered by researchers. The study suggests that the mysterious neurological disease may be caused by an autoimmune response to the parasitic proteins.

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