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Conference Paper: A prevalence study of epilepsy in HKSAR, China

TitleA prevalence study of epilepsy in HKSAR, China
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org
Citation
The 8th Medical Research Conference of Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25 – 26 January 2003. In Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2003, v. 9 n. S1, p. 76 How to Cite?
AbstractIntroduction: Epilepsy is a common disorder. Epidemiological data is crucial ital for physicians and health care administrators for taking care patients with epilepsy. In this communication, we report the the epidemiology data of the Hong Kong West (HKW) region of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Methods: With the implementation of clustering system in our clinic since 1996, the epilepsy clinic of Queen Mary Hospital is managing a vast majority of adult patients (> 15 years old) with chronic seizure disorders resided in the HKW region where hosted an adult population of 475,900. Seven hundred and thirty-six patients [female 42.9%, male 57.1%, mean 40.8, SD 13.6] with epilepsy were recruited. All patients underwent EEG examination and each subject was independently assessed by two epileptologists for diagnosis and classified according to ILAE recommendations. Results: The prevalence rate of active epilepsy at or above 15 years of age was 1.54 in 1,000 at the prevalent date (January 1, 2002). 285 (38.8%) had idiopathic epilepsy syndromes, 100 (13.6%) had cryptogenic, and 285 (38.8%) had a remote symptomatic etiology. Seizure type was partial in 408 patients (55.4%) and generalized in 285 (38.8%). Thirty-one patients (4.2%) had positive family history. Interestingly, common idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndromes like juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (0.68%) and childhood absence epilepsy (0.95%) were uncommonly encountered. Conclusions: In summary, this clinic based epidemiological study provides crucial data for epilepsy service development and research in HKSAR. Further hospital based or, preferably, door-to-door population based epidemiological study is indicated to ascertain the population based epidemiologic data for epilepsy with patients resided in HKW of HKSAR. Acknowledgment: This study was supported, in part, by University Department Medicine research grants from University Department Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (to GCYF).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/102604
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dc.contributor.authorFong, CYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMak, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, TSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, KYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T20:37:21Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T20:37:21Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 8th Medical Research Conference of Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25 – 26 January 2003. In Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2003, v. 9 n. S1, p. 76en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/102604-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Epilepsy is a common disorder. Epidemiological data is crucial ital for physicians and health care administrators for taking care patients with epilepsy. In this communication, we report the the epidemiology data of the Hong Kong West (HKW) region of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Methods: With the implementation of clustering system in our clinic since 1996, the epilepsy clinic of Queen Mary Hospital is managing a vast majority of adult patients (> 15 years old) with chronic seizure disorders resided in the HKW region where hosted an adult population of 475,900. Seven hundred and thirty-six patients [female 42.9%, male 57.1%, mean 40.8, SD 13.6] with epilepsy were recruited. All patients underwent EEG examination and each subject was independently assessed by two epileptologists for diagnosis and classified according to ILAE recommendations. Results: The prevalence rate of active epilepsy at or above 15 years of age was 1.54 in 1,000 at the prevalent date (January 1, 2002). 285 (38.8%) had idiopathic epilepsy syndromes, 100 (13.6%) had cryptogenic, and 285 (38.8%) had a remote symptomatic etiology. Seizure type was partial in 408 patients (55.4%) and generalized in 285 (38.8%). Thirty-one patients (4.2%) had positive family history. Interestingly, common idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndromes like juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (0.68%) and childhood absence epilepsy (0.95%) were uncommonly encountered. Conclusions: In summary, this clinic based epidemiological study provides crucial data for epilepsy service development and research in HKSAR. Further hospital based or, preferably, door-to-door population based epidemiological study is indicated to ascertain the population based epidemiologic data for epilepsy with patients resided in HKW of HKSAR. Acknowledgment: This study was supported, in part, by University Department Medicine research grants from University Department Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (to GCYF).-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.orgen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_HK
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.titleA prevalence study of epilepsy in HKSAR, Chinaen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1024-2708&volume=9&issue=supplement&spage=76&epage=&date=2003&atitle=A+prevalence+study+of+epilepsy+in+HKSAR,+China.en_HK
dc.identifier.emailFong, CY: cygfong@HKUSUA.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, SL: slho@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros143701en_HK
dc.identifier.volume9en_HK
dc.identifier.issueS1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage76en_HK

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