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Title: Causes of Child Language Disorders in Patients at KATH, Kumasi, Ghana
Authors: Osei-Bagyina, A.
Keywords: Causation
Differential Diagnosis,
Etiological Categories
Causal Factors
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 20, Nos 1,2 & 3 2000. pp 132-138
Abstract: Convulsion, measles, meningitis and jaundice are predominant causes of disabilities related with child language disorders in patients at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi Ghana. The other notable factors are fever, head injury, Down's syndrome, marasmus, Caesarean operation, prematurity, hypoxia and prolonged delivery. These and other less significant factors resulted in aphasia (46.2%), hearing impairment (46%), mental retardation (4.6%) and cerebral palsy (3%). This article makes differential diagnosis of 437 language-disordered patients below age 6 years at KATH and finds out the etiological factors. The results are presented and discussed.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 20, Nos 1,2 & 3 2000. pp 132-138
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5062
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