Oral health and dental status in people with epilepsy in rural China

Epilepsy is characterized by recurrent seizures [1]. It is the second most common neurological condition in China with a prevalence of around 0.7%; this translates into just over 9 million people with epilepsy among whom an estimated 6 million have active epilepsy [2]. People affected by epilepsy have a significantly worse quality of life as well as more compromised physical and psychological health levels than the general population [3,4].