Improper Immune Reaction To Onchocerciasis Parasite Potentially Causes Nodding Syndrome

JAMA: Potential Cause of Nodding Syndrome Identified
JAMA reports on a study published in Science Translational Medicine that hypothesizes nodding syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, might be caused by an inappropriate immune reaction to the parasite that causes onchocerciasis, otherwise known as river blindness (4/18).

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