Epidemiology of multiple system atrophy

  title={Epidemiology of multiple system atrophy},
  author={Nicola Vanacore and Vincenzo Bonifati and Givanni Fabbrini and C. Colosimo and Giuseppe De Michele and R Marconi and David B. G. Nicholl and Nicoletta Locuratolo and Giuseppina Talarico and Silvio Romano and Fabrizio Stocchi and Ubaldo Bonuccelli and Michele De Mari and P. Vieregge and Giuseppe Meco},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a form of atypical parkinsonism with unknown etiology. The epidemiological studies conducted up to now on this disease are scarce. The incidence rate is about 0.6 cases per 100 000 persons per year. The prevalence rates show 4–5 cases per 100 000 persons. In Italy, about 4900 prevalent cases have been estimated. The mean onset age is about 54 years; the median survival is 7–9 years. Only one case-control study has been performed on this disease. This study… CONTINUE READING


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