Pattern of Paediatric Neurological Disorders in Paediatric Neurology Clinic of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

OKE, O. J.1*, Taiwo, A. B.2, Adebisi, A. O.2 & Ilori, B. F.2

1Department of Pediatrics, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife, Nigeria
2Department of Paediatrics, Ekiti State University Teaching, Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

Dr. OKE, O. J., Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria.

Keywords: Neurological Disorders; Paediatric Clinic; Nigeria


Background: Neurologic disorders lead to huge morbidity and disability in childhood. It is one of the leading world disease burdens with a majority of affected children living in Africa. In developing countries, Paediatric neurological disorders pose a serious challenge due to their stigmatization, long period of treatment and delayed presentation. Non-availability of modern technology and manpower is a bane of management in an African setting.
Objectives: This study aims to determine the pattern of neurological disorders in the Paediatric Neurologic Clinic of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado Ekiti.
Methods: This was a prospective hospital-based study of neurological disorders seen in the Paediatric Neurology Clinic of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado Ekiti, Nigeria, over the period of 1 year. All children who received care at the Paediatric Neurology clinic of the EKSUTH, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria were prospectively studied over a period of 12 months. The diagnoses were made from good history, and properly done physical examination, with more focus on the central nervous system. Salient and relevant investigations indicated were done.

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