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Epilepsy in Papua New Guinea: a longitudinal cohort study
  1. Casparia Mond1,
  2. Trevor Duke2,3,
  3. John Vince4
  1. 1 Paediatric Department, Port Moresby General Hospital, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  2. 2 Intensive Care Unit and University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, Royal Childrens Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3 Department of Child Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  4. 4 Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  1. Correspondence to Professor Trevor Duke, Intensive Care Unit and University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics, Royal Childrens Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia ; trevor.duke{at}rch.org.au

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  • Contributors CM and TD designed the study. CM enrolled the cohort and followed them over 18 months. CM and TD analysed the data. CM wrote the first draft of the manuscript as her masters thesis, TD and JDV supervised the project and revised the manuscript.

  • Funding This study was supported by the RE Ross Trust (Victoria).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was given by the University of Papua New Guinea School of Medicine and Health Science Research Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors CM and TD designed the study. CM enrolled the cohort and followed them over 18 months. CM and TD analysed the data. CM wrote the first draft of the manuscript as her masters thesis, TD and JDV supervised the project and revised the manuscript.

  • Funding This study was supported by the RE Ross Trust (Victoria).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was given by the University of Papua New Guinea School of Medicine and Health Science Research Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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