Disease at a Glance

Summary
A convulsive seizure disorder observed in an isolated tribe in the interior of Tanzania. It is a chronic degenerative disorder of the central nervous system associated with seizures and other neurological complications, characteristic facies, psychomotor retardation, and pachyderma. Kifafa is a Swahili word meaning \"being half-dead and rigid.\"
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When do symptoms of this disease begin?
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Symptoms

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Causes

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Last Updated: Nov. 8, 2021