Percentage of MRI abnormalities in rural Chinese people with epilepsy

Takeaway

  • In rural China, more than one-third of people with chronic epilepsy have potential epileptogenic lesions identifiable through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Why this matters

    Population-based studies on the prevalence of MRI-detected lesions have mostly been reported from high-income countries, while most people with epilepsy live in low-to-middle income countries.