The epilepsies among rural blacks.
Newton CR., Gero BT.
One hundred and fifty-eight epileptic patients belonging to the Nguni tribe in Transkei were interviewed and examined; electro- encephalograms (EEGs) were recorded in 104. Partial epilepsy with secondary generalized seizures was diagnosed in 59%. Head trauma appeared to be the main aetiological factor in 18%. Thirty-five percent of the EEGs taken showed epileptiform activity. The community's attitude to the disease is described.