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A Case of Multiple Sclerosis to Gabon: Myth or Reality!

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105592, PP. 1-5

Subject Areas: Neurology

Keywords: Multiple Sclerosis, Gabon

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Introduction: Multiple sclerosis is a neuro-inflammatory demyelinating disease rare in Africa south of the Sahara. Objective: The objective of this work is to describe multiple sclerosis in African black women from Gabon and to list the principles of care. Observation: We report the case of a Gab-onese girl, 21 years old, with no particular history, who had multiple scle-rosis following a decrease in visual acuity for six months associated with tingling and motor deficit of the lower right limb. Protein electrophoresis and cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advocated multiple sclerosis. Conclusion: This observation highlights the fact that multiple sclerosis is a rare condition in black African countries and its discovery must always be considered as a diagnosis of elimination.

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Camara, I. A. , Diallo, L. L. and Ndouongo, P. K. (2019). A Case of Multiple Sclerosis to Gabon: Myth or Reality!. Open Access Library Journal, 6, e5592. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1105592.

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