How mobile phone use in epilepsy management helps in solving urgent problems in South Morocco?


  • yasmina zakaria

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Mobile phone, epilepsy


Epilepsy is a real health care problem in Morocco, it is certainly the most common incapacitating neurological condition. The WHO estimates that 50 million of people are victims of epilepsy. It is the second reason for neurological consultation. this represents a failure of conventional face-to-face medicine in Morocco as in many developing countries. It is estimated that 80% of the global health burden represented by epilepsy is borne by the developing world, where 80% of people with epilepsy reside and do not receive modern treatment, or are not even identified. Poor infrastructure, insufficient availability of drugs and scarcity of trained medical personnel are all relevant factors for this situation. Might a telemedicine approach do better? To answer this question, we aimed to highlight the importance of the use of mobile phones for all aspects of epilepsy. The telephone and smartphone applications should give considerable medical supporttodiagnose and manage epilepsy. Smartphones might contribute to two steps - diagnosis and review. A tool that enables non-doctors to diagnose episodes as epileptic has been developed as a mobile phone app and has good applicability, sensitivity, and specificity for the diagnosis. There are a number of ways in which the use of phone review or short messaging service can improve management.






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