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Epidemic spastic paraparesis in Bandundu (Zaire).
  1. H Carton,
  2. K Kayembe,
  3. Kabeya,
  4. Odio,
  5. A Billiau,
  6. K Maertens


    Epidemiological findings of twenty sporadic cases of epidemic spastic paraparesis (buka-buka) in three areas of Bandundu (Zaire) are reported. These findings suggest the involvement of an infectious agent and do not support the hypothesis of a dietary cyanide intoxication, which has been advanced to explain the outbreak of a very similar disease (Mantakassa) in Mozambique.

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