Friedreich's ataxia: an epidemiological study in Valencia, Spain, based on consanguinity analysis.

@article{LopezArlandis1995FriedreichsAA,
  title={Friedreich's ataxia: an epidemiological study in Valencia, Spain, based on consanguinity analysis.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Lopez-Arlandis and Juan Jos{\'e} V{\'i}lchez and Francesc Palau and Teresa Sevilla},
  journal={Neuroepidemiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={14-9}
}
Epidemiological studies performed directly on the population show a prevalence of Friedreich's ataxia (FA) from 1 to 4.7 cases/100,000 inhabitants. An indirect epidemiological approach can be achieved using genetic methods like consanguinity studies to determine the frequency of a mutated gene and the incidence of certain diseases in the population. We obtained consanguinity data of a series of FA patients in Valencia, Spain and the figures on consanguinity in the general population that were… CONTINUE READING