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J Neurol. 1992 Jul;239(6):351-3.

Prevalence of hereditary ataxias and spastic paraplegias in Molise, a region of Italy.

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Department of Neurology, Second School of Medicine, University of Naples, Italy.

Abstract

An epidemiological survey of hereditary ataxias and paraplegias was conducted in Molise, a region of Italy (335, 211 inhabitants on 1 January 1989). Total prevalence was 7.5 x 10(-5) inhabitants (95% confidence limits 4.8-11.1). There were 7 patients with Friedreich's disease, 5 with early onset cerebellar ataxia with retained tendon reflexes, 4 with ataxia-telangiectasia, 9 with hereditary spastic paraplegias (2 autosomal dominant and 7 autosomal recessive cases). There was no patient with autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia.

PMID:
1512613
DOI:
10.1007/bf00867594
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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