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African Sleeping sickness

African Sleeping sickness: Introduction

African Sleeping sickness: Fly-borne African parasitic disease. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of African Sleeping sickness is available below.

Symptoms of African Sleeping sickness

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African Sleeping sickness: Deaths

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Types of African Sleeping sickness

Diagnostic Tests for African Sleeping sickness

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African Sleeping sickness: Complications

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Causes of African Sleeping sickness

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Disease Topics Related To African Sleeping sickness

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Misdiagnosis and African Sleeping sickness

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African Sleeping sickness: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for African Sleeping sickness

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African Sleeping sickness: Animations

Prognosis for African Sleeping sickness

Prognosis for African Sleeping sickness: Good with treatment. Death within weeks or months if untreated

Research about African Sleeping sickness

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Clinical Trials for African Sleeping sickness

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Statistics for African Sleeping sickness

African Sleeping sickness: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of African Sleeping sickness:

An encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

African Sleeping sickness is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that African Sleeping sickness, or a subtype of African Sleeping sickness, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list African Sleeping sickness as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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