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Table 5 Local names and perceived causes of eclampsia

From: Community perceptions of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in southern Mozambique

Local names Illness of the moon (mavabjiyanweti)b
Snake illness (nhocane)b
Illness of the heart (mavadjiyambilo)b
Falling disease (doença de cair)a
Children’s illness (mavabjiyavatsonguana)b
Big illness (mavabjiyamakulo)b
Illness of scares (mavabjiyakudzuka)b
Epilepsy (epilepsia)a
Perceived causes Snake (nhocane)b
  1. aTerms mentioned in Portuguese
  2. bTerms mentioned in Changana