Open Access Research Article

Dynamics of Epidemiological Indications of Epilepsy Prevalence, Morbidity and Disability among Children in Kharkiv Region, Ukraine

Tetyana A Litovchenko1, Andriy E Dubenko2, Olga Yu Sukhonosova1 and Anna A Voitiuk1*

1Department of Neurology and Child Neurology, Ukraine

2Institute of Neurology, Psychiatry and Narcology of the AMS of Ukraine, Ukraine

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 29, 2019;  Published Date: April 09, 2019


According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system, which affects 0.5 to 2% of the entire population. Epilepsy prevalence in developed countries is 5-10 cases per 1,000 capita. According to the results of population studies conducted in developed countries, the incidence of epilepsy varies from 0.28 to 0.53 per 1,000 capita. There are discrepancies between prevalence and incidence of epilepsy in Europe and Ukraine [1], as well as the heterogeneity of prevalence and incidence of epilepsy in various regions of Ukraine: the prevalence of 4.28 per 1,000 children in Chernivtsi region to 2.47 in Khmelnytsky region [1,2].

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