Session Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Location: Exhibit Hall located in Hall B, Level 2
Objective: To create a registry and surveillance of neurological disease from health care districts in Cameroon from 2012 to 2014.
Background: Due to rapid demographic changes,evidence suggests the prevalence of Parkinson’s disease(PD) and other movement disorders(MDs) is increasing in sub-Saharan countries.
Methods: The records of in and out patients from health care were reviewed. The following variables were analyzed: demographics,characteristics of the medical center,neurological diseases were classified according to ICD-10. Neurological diagnosis was given by neurologists and internists.
Results: Out of 20131 medical charts reviewed,4187 cases with neurological complaints were identified(20.79%) and movement disorders in 134 patients(3% of neurological cases).The mean age was 48.67+/- 18.62, and females(54.7%). Out of those patients with movement disorders, Parkinson’s disease(G20) was reported in 46(34%),secondary parkinsonism (G21) in 24 (18%),dystonia(G24) in 18 (14%),ataxia (R29) in 3 (2%),tremor/myoclonus (G25) in 41 (30%) and Huntington’s disease (G10) in 2 (1%).
Conclusions: There are some evidences showing that the incidence of non-communicable neurological diseases will increase in the developing countries. There is limited data on movement disorders in sub-Saharan countries suggesting that most patients with movement disorders are underdiagnosed.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:J.N. Doumbe, Y. Mapoure, E. Cubo, T. Nyinyikua, K. Kompoliti. Burden of movement disorders in Cameroon: In/out patient population study [abstract]. Mov Disord. 2016; 31 (suppl 2). https://www.mdsabstracts.org/abstract/burden-of-movement-disorders-in-cameroon-inout-patient-population-study/. Accessed December 4, 2023.
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