Basic Summary for African Sleeping sickness


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Main name of condition: African Sleeping sickness
Other names or spellings: Sleeping sickness, African Trypanosomiasis


What is African Sleeping sickness?
  Brief description of African Sleeping sickness: Fly-borne African parasitic disease.
  Parent types of African Sleeping sickness: Parasitic Conditions
  Types of African Sleeping sickness: East African Trypanosomiasis, West African Trypanosomiasis
How serious is African Sleeping sickness?
  Prognosis of African Sleeping sickness: Good with treatment. Death within weeks or months if untreated
  Complications of African Sleeping sickness: see complications of African Sleeping sickness
What causes African Sleeping sickness?
  Cause of African Sleeping sickness: Spread by bites of the tsetse fly.
  Class of Condition for African Sleeping sickness: parasite protozoa
  Risk factors for African Sleeping sickness: see risk factors for African Sleeping sickness
What are the symptoms of African Sleeping sickness?
  Symptoms of African Sleeping sickness: see symptoms of African Sleeping sickness
Society issues for African Sleeping sickness
  Hospitalization statistics for African Sleeping sickness: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and African Sleeping sickness:
  • 0% (1) of hospital consultant episodes were for African trypanosomiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for African trypanosomiasis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for African trypanosomiasis were men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for African trypanosomiasis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for African trypanosomiasis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for African trypanosomiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for African trypanosomiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for African trypanosomiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for African trypanosomiasis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for African trypanosomiasis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for African trypanosomiasis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% (23) of hospital bed days were for African trypanosomiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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