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Table 3 Different sequela of epilepsy that could be applied to onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy (adapted from [72])

From: Burden of onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy: first estimates and research priorities

Sequelae Health State Lay Description Disability Weight
Severe epilepsy Severe (seizures ≥ once per month) An individual has sudden seizures one or more times each month, with violent muscle contractions and stiffness, loss of consciousness, and loss of urine or bowel control. Between seizures the person has memory loss and difficulty concentrating. 0.552 (0.375–0.71)
Less severe epilepsy Less severe (seizures < once per month) An individual has sudden seizures two to five times a year, with violent muscle contractions and stiffness, loss of consciousness, and loss of urine or bowel control. 0.263 (0.173–0.367)
Seizure-free, treated epilepsy Treated without fits An individual has a chronic disease that requires medication every day and causes some worry but minimal interference with daily activities. 0.049 (0.031–0.072)